Happy New Year!
We wish you all the best in 2016. May you fulfill your resolutions and be an encouraging light for all those around you. Cherish your time with family and friends, and don’t forget to say, “I love you.”
Peace, Blessings and Love; WildfarmKids family
Happy New Year!
… 4 years.
Can you remember November 21st 2011; 4 years ago? The day, the night, a moment or even what day it was? It was a Monday. I remember it completely…
My son died that night….
Thank you for visiting this website page and thank you for reading our posts. If you are new to our site, Please look around on the tabs. We educate parents and guardians about this dangerous activity. It is simple! Just start the conversation! Just ask, Do you know about the choking game? Simple. Ask friends and family and anyone your children interact with. The coach, teachers, their doctor, find out what they know. Be proactive and share this website on your social media connections.
The holidays are near and one place setting is forever empty at our table. If only we had known. If someone would have just shared this information with us.
We go forward with a mission and this fourth anniversary my family and I reaffirm our commitment to educating about the choking game activity.
Bless you for visiting and please share our story. Have a safe holiday and give thanks.
#WildfarmKids Mama and family
“Now that you know, what will you do?”
… when my heart is so heavy that I just don’t know what to do; I visit my son. I read my Bible and pray. I pray this world comes to know God and all the blessings He has promised all who believe in Him.
Jesus said this to assure us all in the Gospel of John16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Blessings and Prayers of Peace Hope and Love
~ WildfarmKids Family
(Shared from the WildfarmKids Mama’s journal)
… Week 205 …
I wake up each morning, I say my prayers before I open my eyes. It is late October 2015. Soon lil ChadJoseph will come in to snuggle just before the sun will rise like clock work, our daily routine. Now the house becomes busy with the kiddos getting ready for school, it’s D.A.R.E. Red Ribbon Week.
Each day has a different theme and the message is to say no to drugs. Say no to taking someone elses prescription. Say no to drinking and smoking! Parents are encouraged to have “the talks” as the students participate in dressing in class colors or mis-matched clothing or wear mustaches or crazy hair or socks, the list goes on. The point is to #JustSayNo to drugs and peer pressure to try anything harmful.
WildfarmKids has a red ribbon too and ours is outlined in gold and black. It is the Choking game awareness ribbon. Just like drugs can harm and kill our children so can the choking game.
The choking game is about an adrenaline rush.
Our body produces the hormone adrenaline, a good thing except when it is manipulated to surge through the body because oxygen is being blocked from the brain (the choking game). The adrenaline happens because the body is fighting to survive. The adrenaline is addictive, that rush of wow that was close, wow did you see that, wow I am fearless! Climbing trees, riding a bike as fast as possible towards a wall or garage door and at the last second turning or braking! That’s a kid and an adrenaline rush. Whoa! Cool, Did you see that. Well if the brakes fail or the turn isn’t quick enough. Bam, bruised or broken. What about the teen and driving fast, same thing, taking a corner too fast or speeding down a gravel road dust flying… “the Adrenaline rush” . How about simple, jumping off the diving board, the high board, the wow of doing it, the accomplishment feeling, that good feeling, it is adrenaline pumping and it feels good, scary to a point but wow that rush. Yes it is addictive. It is not just youth, adults too. So now think of that high, that rush, how it makes you feel on top of the world… now think of your child and the choking game. No bike, no tree, no pool, your child wants it. Maybe at a party or just sitting at home in their bedroom; they want that rush, they crave it. But they don’t have the facts. They know a fall from the tree will hurt, they know a crash could be break or bruise them, but they don’t ever believe they could die. Not them, maybe someone else but never them. Now why parents do you think your child would not consider it fatal when I know you have warned them to be careful on their bikes or careful climbing the tree…
What if you didn’t know your child was playing a deadly activity that kids become addicted to. Then hours later, some have seizures, some break and bruise and yes some die in a hospital on life support. The headaches that can’t be explained. The sore itchy eyes that interrupt daily routines and make reading almost impossible. What does the doctor say, the school say, what does your child say happened?
What if it is the choking game. Have you considered it could be. Have you had the talk about it. In 3 minutes your child could die. No fear, no disobedience, no knowledge and with out you being aware. Your happy, fearless, smart child could die and you are blindsided… Wait, hold on, you can not be blindsided because you have the information here, you have the facts, you have this knowledge. Take 3 minutes and start a conservation. Talk to your children about the choking game when you talk to them about peer pressure, and drugs. It is a conversation worth having. We encourage you to share what is true, the facts before someone else gives them false information.
The Choking Game ribbon is outlined in gold because our children are treasures, the black is because we grieve for them and the red is our everlasting love for them.
Blessings, Prayers and Encouraging hope,
~ WildfarmKidsMama & Family
“Now that you know, what will you do?”
Jesus said “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
OCTOBER 11th is WORLDWIDE CHOKING-GAME AWARENESS DAY
Please take some time on this day to speak up and discuss pass out games like the choking game with the people around you. Make the awareness ribbon your profile picture, share a post or just start a conservation. Take action and together we can save lives.
We would also like you to read how this deadly game has affected other families.
“In May 2006, 4 short months after Kelly’s death, I began doing presentations in local schools with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with Sault Ste. Marie City Police, as well as doing presentations on my own. I am willing to do presentations both locally and beyond. There is a power point presentation that I use. This presentation has a very powerful audio 911 call and was put together by Police Officer, Scott Methany from Pennsylvania who has worked with other parents to put this power point together to bring awareness. I do presentations for all ages, including parents and grandparents (my favorite group is parents, because like me, we think this would never happen to our family. But it does.) I speak to community interest groups and churches. I am willing to speak to any interested groups, whether large or small. I present on my own now and have the full encouragement and support of our local city police, OPP, RCMP, First Nations Police Services and our local public board of education.” ~ Debbie LaRocque
Read more from Debbie listed under Kelly’s Story on our tab “Other Stories”
Have a blessed day, filled with hope and love,
~ WildfarmKids Family
“Now that you know, what will you do”
… 200 weeks… or how about;
… 46 months come and gone.
… Or in days? That is 1,400 days…
How many hours can you wrap you mind around 24, 48, 72 or 96. Those are easy now try 33,600 hours. Thats too many hours…
Tonight was the Homecoming Parade at good ole Bondu. I watched Joshys teammates ride by in the back of a truck… they are growing up so fast. I pray that each and everyone reading my post tonight understands the blessing a child is and you all cherish every “Hi Mom!” you hear.
God has a plan and each smile and wave and “Hi Mom!” whispered or yelled was written by God to be heard long before your child was even knitted together… #ReallyReally
It has been 33,600 hours…
It has been 1,400 days…
It has been 200 weeks…
yes it has been 46 months since I heard my son say, “I love you Mama.”
I can’t wait to one day hear My lil Leo say to me; “Hi Mama!” And he will hear my voice say “I love you too Joshua!”
BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO ALL