Cory struggled with substance abuse issues since he was nineteen. That’s twelve years, over a decade, of fighting. I know media outlets and other places will try and shame him for how he died, but he was, is, and always shall be a hero to those who tried so hard to get better because that’s what he was always doing — he was always trying to fight and get better. He had a relapse and it was a terrible thing, but it doesn’t make him a bad person.

He actually started when he was 13. And was in rehab when he was 19. It doesn’t really matter how he died. He was a good person. His inner demons got the best of him… but who are we, who is anyone to judge? Rest in peace Cory.

(Source: yourwickedways, via geepam)