Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania website boasts – – – a delightful small-town friendliness and scenic countryside. Its quiet streets, historic homes and easy access to shopping centers and schools make Selinsgrove an ideal place for families. …you’ll find an unhurried, relaxed pace here.

Situated on the shores of the Susquehanna River, Selinsgrove is home to Susquehanna University. Regardless of the season, Selinsgrove offers year-round enjoyment and security as an ideal place to work, live, and play.

However, on July 4, 2017, Selinsgrove resident, Delaney Marie Farrell’s obituary testified that even the most idyllic community is not immune to the opioid epidemic sweeping the United States—and across the globe.

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Delaney Marie Farrell, 23, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Williamsport, after a long and hard battle with drug addiction. Delaney would also write in her journals or on just random pieces of paper; some were private but some she would share. She forwarded one of her last entries to her sister, which depicts the pain and suffering that she was enduring throughout this horrific drug epidemic that has affected so many families in this country. Her soul is finally at peace.

In Delaney’s own words:

“Funny, I don’t remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn’t accept it. I remember hanging out in abandos that were empty and dark. I remember shooting up in the bathroom and falling out at the park. I remember nodding out in front of my sisters kid. I remember not remembering half of the things that I did. I remember the dope man’s time frame, just ten more minutes. I remember those days being so sick that I just wanted to end it. I remember the birthdays and holiday celebrations. All the things I missed during my incarceration. I remember overdosing on my bedroom floor. I remember my sisters cry and my dad having to break down the door. I remember the look on his face when I opened my eyes, thinking today was the day that his baby had died. I remember blaming myself when my mom decided to leave. I remember the guilt I felt in my chest making it hard to breathe. I remember caring so much but not knowing how to show it. and I know to this day that she probably don’t even know it. I remember feeling like I lost all hope. I remember giving up my body for the next bag of dope. I remember only causing pain, destruction and harm. I remember the track marks the needles left on my arm. I remember watching the slow break up of my home. I remember thinking my family would be better off if I just left them alone. I remember looking in the mirror at my sickly completion. I remember not recognizing myself in my own Damn reflection. I remember constantly obsessing over my next score but what I remember most is getting down on my knees and asking God to save me cuz I don’t want to do this no more !!! “ Delaney Marie


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Rest in Peace, Delaney Marie. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family and the countless other families who have lost a loved one to this vicious epidemic.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you” (Matthew 5;4 MSG).