Loss of uncle sparks desire to help others

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By Bryan Marshall

Lee Wilson remembers the exact moment he found out his uncle, Joey Smallwood, had died from a heroin overdose.
He got the call at 4:18 a.m. March 4.
“Growing up I was inseparable from him,” the 20-year-old Grant County resident said. “He was like the older brother I didn’t have. I guess the first thing that hit me was tears. I’m not going to lie. I was crying and thinking that I would never ever get to see him again. The memories of playing video games, watching him ride his street bike.”

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