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Amber Nicole Hilger

November 6, 1995 ~ April 6, 2017 (age 21)
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A candle was lit by Bobbi Long on April 8, 2017 4:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Jo (Smith)Fulcher and grandson Garrett on April 8, 2017 4:28 PM
Message from Kathy Swan
April 8, 2017 5:30 PM

Darcy, Pam, Betty and entire family. I pray for your hearts and that god be near. I M so sorry. She is so beautiful. God bless and be with you.
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A candle was lit by Judy Stafford on April 8, 2017 5:42 PM
Message from Leah Moore
April 8, 2017 5:54 PM

My condolences to all those who loved this beautiful soul. I didn't know amber very well, but did however have a few opportunities to pick her up from oak house and take her to meetings. She was a very lively young soul, beautiful, inside and out. You're strength and courage in publishing the reality of this disease is admirable. It's something that should no longer be kept in the dark. This disease is real and knows no boundaries. And it not only affects those addicted, but those that love the addict as well. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Amber's family, especially her beautiful six year old daughter. May God watch over you all and give you the continued strength and courage to move forward. ๐Ÿ’œ
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A candle was lit by Carol Settle on April 8, 2017 5:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Leah Moore on April 8, 2017 5:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Darlene on April 8, 2017 6:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Patty Spencer on April 8, 2017 6:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary B. on April 8, 2017 6:28 PM
My prayers are with every broken heart.
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A candle was lit by Nikki on April 8, 2017 6:47 PM
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A candle was lit by The Riera Family on April 8, 2017 7:05 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer Kelsey and family on April 8, 2017 7:30 PM
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A candle was lit by martin kiplinger on April 8, 2017 7:35 PM
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A candle was lit by Judy Barnhill on April 8, 2017 7:47 PM
Message from Chris H.
April 8, 2017 7:58 PM

My heart just aches for this family. This disease is real and horrible. In her obituary it mentions her death due to heroin. More people need to mention this and not be embarrassed or shamed. People need to know how much this addiction is causing young ones to lose their lives. My thoughts and prayers to this family during such a difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Debbe Walker on April 8, 2017 8:31 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. You are a courageous family to post the true cause of death and I admire and thank you. While we hear so much about the high rate of drug addiction and the terrible toll it takes on the person and their family, I think it needs to be out front and hit us in the face, every day, before we as a society realize how bad it has become and work to resolve it. This beautiful young lady, someone's daughter and mother, with so much love around her, came to such a tragic end. I am so sorry for all of you.
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A candle was lit by Karen on April 8, 2017 8:42 PM
Message from jeff mackey
April 8, 2017 9:02 PM

Do not think I know you or Amber Nicole. I know of way too many people like Amber in the sense of the disease. I must applaud you for your sharing your comments regarding the cause of Ambers leaving this Earth. I am sure she was a true blessing life, prior to the disease. I will be praying for you all, that the good memories remain, that her new journey is much more comforting, and that we find a solution to this scourge of a disease. God's Peace remain with you. Jeff
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A candle was lit by The Peters family on April 8, 2017 9:58 PM
Message from Ms.Eileen/Redstone Schoolhouse
April 8, 2017 10:17 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Amber was such a nice girl and was wonderful with Matty. They both always had a smile on their faces when she would pick Matty up from the center. Your family is in my prayers.
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A candle was lit by The Eddy family on April 8, 2017 10:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer Au on April 8, 2017 10:47 PM
Message from Renee Kopache
April 8, 2017 10:51 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Please remember that Amber was not her addiction....perhaps it controlled her at times, but it was not her identity. She may not have defeated it, but she was more than it. Thank you for your openness about her addiction. It is my prayer that the life of others will be spared through your willingness to share your experiences. May God wrap you with his comfort, peace, and love.

--Renee
Message from Anonymous
April 8, 2017 10:53 PM

This was truly the most honest and beautifully written obituary I have ever seen. I pray that you find peace while dealing with this horrible grief. Celebrate the time you had with her. I pray that your kind words continue to help others that are trapped by addiction. I wrote this anonymously because I do not know Amber or her family. But I will continue to pray for you all to find closure and comfort.
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A candle was lit by Angela Favino-Abbott on April 8, 2017 10:54 PM
Message from Jennifer Au
April 8, 2017 10:56 PM

I met Amber at a women's group in jefferson. I was drawn to her after she shared. I seen in her hope. I approached her after the meeting and we spoke. I gave her my number. That weekend I was pick her up and take her to a meeting. She then texted me yo say she was going to spend time with her daughter but wanted to get together soon. Then I found out she never returned to the opal house. When I found out what happened to this beautiful girl, I was heartbroken. I even still have the text she sent me on my phone . I would like to send you a big hug to comfort you. And my deepest prayers. . May God wipe away your tears and help all those that suffer from this disease.
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A candle was lit by Sally Heckman on April 8, 2017 11:27 PM
Message from Sally
April 8, 2017 11:36 PM

Im sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Amber. My heart breaks for her & other young lives ThAt are being destroyed by heroin. Thanks for your honesty. I hope others will see. There is freedom from this addiction. Thru treatment & JESUS. There is a "High On Hope" movement. by Past Tim Craft. He started a movement helping others overcome from his testimony of addiction. Tim Craft is on FB. From Parkersville West Virginia. GOD' be Close to you in your time of great grief.
Message from Mick
April 8, 2017 11:43 PM

God Bless all of you. Thank you for that wonderful and brave posting.
Message from Ron Wiech
April 8, 2017 11:58 PM

Thank you for sharing how Amber passed away. In addiction Amber just wanted to feel better one more time, never thinking it would take her life. I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.
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A candle was lit by Sondra on April 9, 2017 2:12 AM
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A candle was lit by Arkansas on April 9, 2017 2:19 AM
My heart aches. So sorry to hear of this. Praying for peace and comfort.
I'm free from the fear of tomorrow, I'm free from the guilt of my past, I've traded my shackles for a glorious song, I'm free, praise The Lord free at last.
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A candle was lit by Lori and Richie Amato on April 9, 2017 3:28 AM
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A candle was lit by kandice walker on April 9, 2017 3:33 AM
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A candle was lit by kandice walker on April 9, 2017 3:35 AM
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A candle was lit by Debbie~May Amber RIH on April 9, 2017 4:33 AM
Message from Janet paris
April 9, 2017 6:34 AM

Iam so sorry for your loss I knew amber for a short time she was so beautiful. And a nice person. I will continue saying prayers for you and your family god keep u close at this sad time. My heart goes to you๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
Message from Papa Jerry
April 9, 2017 8:19 AM

I am proudly sharing your life with others sweet granddaughter,, so many orhers will be free of their pain & enjoy a life full of HIM ... love ya
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A candle was lit by Becki Tyree on April 9, 2017 8:30 AM
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A candle was lit by Becki Tyree on April 9, 2017 8:32 AM
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss, I went through the same with my son in 2014. Praying for your family
Message from Terri McIntee
April 9, 2017 9:12 AM

So sorry to hear about your family loss. We have been trying to push legislators to be a part of the local discussion. This is another tragedy for the state of Ohio. Rather than removing access to treatment Ohio leaders should stand arm and arm to make this a number one priority in this state. This can not be politics this has to be a stste pf emergency.

We need long term treatment options.....this will never be solved by just locking up people. May the Lord give you guidance to bring this issue into the public eye.....these lives can not be hidden. Thank you for taking that first step. It caught my eye.
Message from Andrew Champa
April 9, 2017 9:43 AM

I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter Amber Nicole my prayers are with you. I want to thank you for your honesty telling that Amber Nicole death. We lost our son Christopher to heroin almost 2Years ago, we did not say in his obituary it was heroin that killed him. it is very important because so many people dying. We joined a group that is trying to help the addition of heroin! I would like to help you because I know what it is like to out live our children feel free to give me a call to anytime 440-364-6471 God Bless your family
Message from Wendy G
April 9, 2017 10:21 AM

Sorry for your family's loss. Bless you for your courage to post about addiction. You are so brave & I pray for comfort for your family & that your courage will save others in Ambers memory.
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A candle was lit by Joan , bob and cody schmidt on April 9, 2017 10:48 AM
Message from Sarah's aunt joan
April 9, 2017 10:49 AM

I am sending prayers to you and your family
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A candle was lit by Petula on April 9, 2017 11:08 AM
Message from Frank & Betty (Watkins-McCollum) Kline
April 9, 2017 11:59 AM

Darcy,Freddy,Linda & Fred ll,we are heartbroken for the loss of the life and light of your sweet child. Many people can't understand the grief & struggles the disease of addiction has caused our families even without the ultimate outcome of death. Our children ,and our childrens children were ,at times raised together more as family than mere friends. We will be with you to celebrate Ambers love & your loss & the loss to humanity on Saturday .I am so proud of you for being honest & hope that that honesty may help to save at least one more life & stop the devistation of at least one more family. There are no words I can say that can help you through this tragedy other than God needed another Angel,& he chose to bring Amber to the warmth of his light.โœจ๐ŸŒนโœ๏ธ
Message from Kimberly Russell
April 9, 2017 12:33 PM

I'm so very sorry you lost your beautiful daughter to this monster of addiction. Many prayers sent to all of your family. Again I'm sorry Kimberly Russell/Garrettsville Ohio
Message from Kerry Fuller
April 9, 2017 12:35 PM

I did not know her but then again I did. I work in Canton, Ohio to try and help addicts recover from heroin and your terrible experience is shared by so many. The hold on them is unbelievable. I am so, so sorry for your loss and words cannot describe the experience. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong for others, as well as yourself and the beautiful, innocent child that will need your love. Kerry
Message from Pam
April 9, 2017 1:18 PM

I am so sorry for your lose. I have a niece trying to fight this disease as well. My prayers go out to all of you.
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A candle was lit by The Roff family on April 9, 2017 4:57 PM
Message from Lena
April 9, 2017 5:03 PM

My very deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. This horrid disease has ravaged so many families including ours. May the good lord give you peace and comfort. Amber's suffering is no more, God is good and welcoming Amber into his arms. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
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A candle was lit by Just someone who cares and hates this drug on April 9, 2017 5:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Chris Williams on April 9, 2017 5:41 PM
Message from Norma
April 9, 2017 5:53 PM

Sorry for your loss. May she now R.I.P. I love the fact that you made it clear it was that evil drug that took such a young mom, daughter and a sister away from her loved ones.
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on April 9, 2017 6:00 PM
Message from A sad mom
April 9, 2017 7:21 PM

My heart goes out to all. I do not know Amber, but I see how many will miss this beautiful person.. Amber's picture shows a beautiful girl with a bursting smile. Thank you for not hiding what happened. I have a young person who is in rehab with this addiction that I help. I also have someone that needs to go to rehab. These are our children, our grandchild parents. It's a lottery that many of us will lose if we don't face this huge problem and get them help. It's time to stop blaming and start helping. Getting into rehab alone is hard with waiting lists. I am so sorry that Amber lost this battle, but am grateful that you found the way to help others. My sincerest sympathy for your loss. Every time we lose someone is heartbreaking.
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on April 9, 2017 8:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Noel Dexker on April 10, 2017 6:52 AM
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A candle was lit by Gina Wallace on April 10, 2017 9:55 AM
Message from Joycelyn Cline
April 10, 2017 3:55 PM

Pam and Gerry and all your family. You have my deepest sympathy. Such a tragic loss.
Message from Valerie Martin
April 10, 2017 4:36 PM

Darci, Pam , Jerry & family.

My heart is breaking for you. I know first hand this particular pain. The senselessness, the anger, the helplessness. I am praying that your fond memories are the balm to your heart that our words could never be. xoxo
Message from Someone in recovery in Greenville, SC
April 10, 2017 7:49 PM

Amber is now free from the bondage of addiction. My heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and all he loved and cared for her. Thank you for your honesty in sharing the cause of her death so that perhaps someone else's life might be spared. Peace be with you.
Message from Karen
April 10, 2017 11:04 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. We are to familiar with drug use because of our daughter. I pray for God's peace to flood your hearts in this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Dyana on April 11, 2017 6:59 AM
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A candle was lit by Bless you sweet child . on April 11, 2017 7:59 AM
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A candle was lit by Cathy Chambliss on April 11, 2017 8:24 AM
Message from Angela Frisko
April 11, 2017 9:03 AM

So sorry for your loss I lost my sister two years ago to a overdose I feel for your family prayers for you and your family
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A candle was lit by Julia Sutch on April 11, 2017 9:13 AM
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A candle was lit by Julia Sutch on April 11, 2017 9:21 AM
I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to Ambers family and friends. I commend her family for being so honest with Ambers story. Thank you. I wish more were as honest. I am so heartbroken...Fred, I am so very sorry. I can not imagine...
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A candle was lit by Lorna LeQuyea on April 11, 2017 9:43 AM
There are no words to ease the pain only faith that Jesus will hold your family in His very large arms. Two years ago, March 29 our family lost my daughter -in -law to this horror. She left 3 children. My son struggles and two of my grandsons. my son nearly died last month.God chose to send him back for which i am eternally grateful .I live with fear every day waiting for that phone call and I know what you are going through the anger,guilt and shame is overwhelming. I commend you for your honesty and bravery for bringing this to the light . Many families are in denial and live with the guilt and shame that is not ours to own .
Amber is now with the angels and is free of the snake. Forgive but never Forget. May Jesus hold your family and bring you peace and freedom. Prayers are with you and you are never alone !
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A candle was lit by Cindy Keller on April 11, 2017 6:05 PM
Message from Cindy Keller
April 11, 2017 6:14 PM

So Sorry to hear of Amber's death. My heart breaks for her family and loved ones. Heroin is a viscous drug that has no boundaries, no remorse, no idea how many lives are ruined or taken away. May GOD BLESS Her family in this tragic death. Please let THEM remember the good things in her life. Praying Her death saves even one Life, so proud of her family for being so open about it. Love will help you through this, your diligence in the fight against addiction will live on in your actions. May these lessons be learned by those who have stepped off the path too. God bless and help you all. AMEN
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A candle was lit by Debi Rule on April 11, 2017 11:03 PM
Message from Debi
April 11, 2017 11:08 PM

My heart goes out to your family and I will ask God to somehow give you peace.
Thank you for your courage in sharing her struggle. I too have someone close to me who is struggling with this horrible disease. I watch first hand and see the struggle and it is horrible for that person. I will pray for your family and I am sure Jesus has his loving arms wrapped around her.
Message from Hope Hurley
April 12, 2017 1:25 AM

Amber, I met you at Nevaeh Ridge the house where I truly found heaven. Sisters through sobriety and the house. Since life changed paths for us we chatted here and there through messages and we were there for each other through struggles. I know you are missed by so many but I am so thankful for the time we had together and we was able to grow further into our sobriety journey. You left a footprint on my heart I can never forget. A promise I make to you and your family is to be there for Matty and help her know the love you had for her. I miss you a lot and I know God has wrapped you in his arms and given you strength. Until we meet again you are forever in my heart and missed daily!
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A candle was lit by Marie Mason n j on April 12, 2017 2:11 AM
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A candle was lit by The Isaacs family Woodstock,Ohio on April 12, 2017 1:02 PM
Message from Woodstock,Ohio
April 12, 2017 1:07 PM

We are so very sorry for the loss of Amber!
Thank You for posting the truth that so many hide from others. Our family has and still are going thru the same evil that plagues so many families!
Dear Lord, Please be with Ambers family and friends as the mourn the loss of their beautiful daughter,mother,sister,aunt,granddaughter to the evils of drugs! Dear Lord Please help US save others by speaking the truth and not hiding the truth from others! Dear Lord Please allow this family find peace in knowing Amber will never suffer again but shine a light on others suffering from the same demise! In Jesus Holy Name Amen!!!
Message from pam harper
April 12, 2017 3:28 PM

my dear fred- we are so very sorry to hear of you and your family's loss-and so brave for the honest posting of her struggles with this horrible disease that has taken so many from us- my heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers
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A candle was lit by your friends at the Star Beacon on April 12, 2017 3:28 PM
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A candle was lit by Agnes Hudak on April 13, 2017 12:49 AM
Message from Agnes Hudak
April 13, 2017 12:58 AM

Pam, Keena,Kara & Josh,
My deepest condolences. As a nurse, I see the devastation heroin causes family's every day. Once people get on it takes over their mind and changes who they are. Such a tragedy to loose a special someone to this horrible disease and addiction. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during your mourning.
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A candle was lit by my prayers are with all family,Danielle benna on April 13, 2017 1:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Danielle benna on April 13, 2017 1:02 AM
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A candle was lit by Candee on April 14, 2017 4:37 PM
Message from Candee
April 14, 2017 4:39 PM

So sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers and God Bless

Candee
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A candle was lit by Tessa Rodgers on April 15, 2017 1:59 PM
Message from Sherrie Stoops
April 15, 2017 2:07 PM

Mrs. Johnson-Let me begin by saying how sorry I am for the loss of your daughter. What a special person! My son is a recovering heroin addict and I praise God every day that the drugs didn't take him. My prayer is that you have hope. In John 16:33 Jesus tells us "in this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." I want you to know that there are people praying and working hard with God's mighty hand to combat this awful epidemic. John 3:16 comes to my mind "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." Gods' promise and my hope-eternity with Him and the people I love that have gone before me. Thank you for being so brave and speaking out. We will pray for you and your family.
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A candle was lit by Destiny arnold on April 17, 2017 9:31 PM
Message from Destiny arnold
April 17, 2017 9:35 PM

Amber had such a beautiful soul, being with her through our times in recovory she always had an ear to listen and talk to about problems im going to miss her so much, shes not suffering anymore and god always has his plans for everyone..sadley you will be missed beautiful angel i love you!
Message from John and Melissa Ginnard
April 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Our Hearts and Prayers go out to your family and pray that the affliction of Drug abuse stops within your family. Too many of our young are being taken from us before their lives even start, stealing the very youth and LOVE we all yearn for.
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A candle was lit by Diane Jarvis on April 27, 2017 3:10 PM
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A candle was lit by Brittney Teter on September 18, 2017 10:51 PM
Message from Brittney
September 18, 2017 10:55 PM

God, I miss you I dream about you like it's a flashback... I wish we would have never grew apart.... We were sister and inseparable for more than 1/2 of our lives.... I'm sorry I wasn't there for you more . I love you Amber Nicole โค
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