FAIRMONT, W.Va. — There isn’t a day that goes by when Kylie doesn’t think about her father.
“He’d found drugs and overdosed while I was asleep, leaving me there to find him,” Kylie wrote in a letter to U.S. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “It’s something I carry with me everyday. I don’t have many memories of my father interacting with us kids as a father should. I only have the bad memories of him going above and beyond for drugs.
“Even back then, if the prescription drug problem wouldn’t have been so bad, I feel like he’d still be here today,” Kylie wrote. “I remember exactly how he was laying when I found him. I remember everything. It’s my first thought in the mornings and my last thought at night. It changed my life, taught me a lot of life lessons but it also left me with a lot of heartache.”
Kylie’s story was shared with Manchin on the floor of the Senate Tuesday afternoon as he continues to oppose President Barrack Obama’s nominee, Dr. Robert Califf, to lead the Food and Drug Administration…