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Bob and Alicia Mobley huddle close together at their home in Naples, Fla. It had been almost two years since they lost their son, Chris, who died of a drug overdose. They still aren't sure if he was just trying to get high, or if he committed suicide.

Bob and Alicia Mobley huddle close together at their home in Naples, Fla. It had been almost two years since they lost their son, Chris, who died of a drug overdose. They still aren't sure if he was just trying to get high, or if he committed suicide.

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  • Bob and Alicia Mobley huddle close together at their home in Naples, Fla. It had been almost two years since they lost their son, Chris, who died of a drug overdose. They still aren't sure if he was just trying to get high, or if he committed suicide.
  • Bob Mobley pauses for a moment at work in Naples.
  • Brandon Mobley, grandson of Bob and Alicia Mobley, is one of the only connections they still have to their son, Chris, who died more than two years ago. 'The interesting thing is, Brandon looks exactly like his dad,' Alicia said. 'It's like there is still a part of his dad here. And I'm very thankful for him.'
  • On her late son's birthday, Alicia Mobley gets a tattoo on her forearm in tribute, with Chris' name and drawings of butterflies, the Compassionate Friends symbol.
  • On her late son's birthday, Alicia Mobley gets a tattoo on her forearm in tribute, with Chris' name and drawings of butterflies, the Compassionate Friends symbol.
  • During the Compassionate Friends' 23rd Annual Candle Lighting, balloons, representing children who have died, wait in a storage room before more than 200 parents, grandparents and siblings, wrote messages on them and released them.
  • Alicia Mobley takes a break from wrapping Christmas presents on Dec. 9, 2010. Her son Chris' ashes and a collection of photos of him sit on a bookshelf near the dining room table so he will always be around when they sit down for dinner.
  • Bob and Alicia Mobley finish decorating their Christmas tree at their home in Naples. It was the first time putting up the tree since their son died in 2009.
  • Alicia Mobley looks to the sky before releasing a balloon on her son Chris' birthday. Chris would have been 38 years old.
  • On her late son's birthday, Alicia Mobley gets a tattoo with his name on her forearm.
  • Bob Mobley, center, and wife Alicia, right, decorate their Christmas tree with their grandson Brandon, left, for the first time since their son died in 2009.
  • 'He was my son,' Alicia Mobley said. 'He's still my son. He's just not with me anymore. And I have a lot good memories with him.'
  • Alicia and Bob Mobley comfort each other at home after work.

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