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DEATHS OF DESPAIR – Barely Hanging On

DEATHS OF DESPAIR – Barely Hanging On

“William! Kelly!” she hollered.

“I look for a sign from them,” McIver explained. “I’d do anything to bring them both back.”

McIver lost her grandson and daughter over a nine-week stretch. Her 14-year-old grandson William killed himself on Jan. 27. Her 40-year-old daughter Kelly – William’s mother – overdosed on April 3.

“I scream their names every morning when I walk,” McIver said. “I scream as loud as I can.”

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