To the loving family of Michael Brandon, I don't know you personally, however, I knew of your son. You see, a few years past, my dear son suffered from the same horrible demon, heroin, as your son. My son, and our entire family, is one of the more fortunate families because our dear son, after many, many situations in rehabilitation both in and out of state was able to finally work through his disease through the grace of God. Every day still remains a battle for him, we, as his loving family realize that. Above in my message, I wrote that I knew of your son because my son and Michael were friends in addiction, I recognize the name. Over the recent years, my heart has continually bled for so many families of area men and women whose names I also recognize from the obituaries. All these suffering, passed individuals, at one time or another, crossed paths. The "living friends" are some of the fortunate ones to be alive, how, I don't know. In closing, you are a brave family to be so truthful about your son's disease, and I thank you as so many others have before me. Perhaps the non-touched public will better comprehend the heart-wrenching pain involved when they hear, and read about these addicted individuals and suffering loved ones. Suffering love ones, I repeat, because no beloved addict suffers alone. The entire family is in this horrendous, painful war together. God bless your beloved Michael, and your entire family.