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An Ohio mother whose husband died after a reported heroin overdose has shared a photograph to her Facebook page. Eva Holland smiles alongside her 26-year-old husband Mike Settles and their two young children as they stand next to his casket. In a post accompanying the image, the Cincinnati mom explained that she was sharing the image because she wants to show the reality of addiction, and how his death was preventable. Are you familiar with this news story?

1. An Ohio mother whose husband died after a reported heroin overdose has shared a photograph to her Facebook page. Eva Holland smiles alongside her 26-year-old husband Mike Settles and their two young children as they stand next to his casket. In a post accompanying the image, the Cincinnati mom explained that she was sharing the image because she wants to show the reality of addiction, and how his death was preventable. Are you familiar with this news story?

Yes, I am familiar with this news story
23%
434 votes
No, I am not familiar with this news story
68%
1,273 votes
Not Applicable
8%
157 votes

2. In her post, she explained how Mike, her partner of 11 years, lost his life after a recent relapse. "I was there before it all started," she said. "I knew what he wanted out of this life, all his hopes and dreams. He never would've imagined his life would turn out this way. He was once so happy and full of life. He was a great son, brother, friend but most importantly, he was a great dad. He loved those kids more than anything." She went on: "But as we all know sometimes life gets tough and we make some wrong choices. His addiction started off with pain pills then inevitably heroin." Do you have a family member or friend that is addicted to drugs?

Yes
24%
441 votes
No
57%
1,068 votes
Undecided
8%
143 votes
Not Applicable
11%
212 votes

3. "My kids' father, the man I loved since I was a kid, a great person lost his battle," she said. "I just needed to share his story in case it can help anyone else." Since Eva posted the photo, it has been shared more than 250,000 times. Many viewers have commended her bravery in sharing the image. In a later post, she added that she had spoken to Mike's parents about posting the photo. They told her they weren't upset that she had shared it, but wanted to note that the coroner's report has not yet come back with his official cause of death. Would you post something like this if you thought it could help someone else?

Yes
33%
620 votes
No
23%
429 votes
Undecided
30%
558 votes
Not Applicable
14%
257 votes
09/19/2015 News 1864 40 By: sarahzahm

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