It is that time again, the games have begun! Now we cheer on our country in the Olympics. When we think of ‘games’ we often think of the games that are played in the Olympics, right? That is what a game is.
The term known as the ‘Choking Game’ makes me cringe every time I hear it. In games, trophies, medals, ribbons, titles or plaques are won, right? What do you ‘win’ from playing the choking game? Well, headaches, itchy-bloodshot eyes, tired, nausea, marks and bruises on your neck, mood swings, disoriented, and for some, death. This in turn leads families like my own heartbroken. This ‘game’ is not a game. It is very easy for things to go wrong, and it should be taken seriously. My family and I’s lives have been dramatically changed forever because of this ‘game’. If you or someone you may know is doing this, please stop. There is no reason for any other family to have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one.
You may not be an olympian athlete, but living a full life is much more rewarding than any medal or title could ever be. Do your part and help spread awareness to stop the choking game!
Have a Blessed Day!
♥Wild Farm Kids & Joshua Engle Family
Windy I am so sorry to hear about your son. I didn’t know until today. My heart goes out to you. I pray that God will fill your heart with peace and joy. Also that you will be healed.
A friend posted a link on Facebook to the WildFarmKids web page. I just read your story of Joshua and how he died. I heard a while back about “the choking game” and I know that some in our area (Pittsburgh, PA) have died playing this in the past few years. I am a grandmother of 8 and have two grandsons who are 12 yrs. old. I just spent a wonderful week with them at the beach. They are so adventuresome and curious and full of fun kids. I can not imagine the horror of losing any of my grandkids.I will pray that God will ease the pain that you and your family are suffering. You are doing a wonderful service to parents, grandparents, teachers, counselors, and many others in sharing Josua’s story and informing us of this terrible “game” that can only bring pain and tragedy to all.
I am so sorry,this is a horrible game.I remember in school in the 60’s and early 70’s kids were doing this,and I was invited and said no way,I saw a few passs out and come too in a bad way and some with permanent damage,although I didn’t watch after the first time,and tried to tell the teachers and principals 😦 …they found it out and in a bad way 😦 I can’t imagine losing a child .I know what it feels like to lose a dad,Sister,and then my Mother.It’s been two years since Mom passed and almost 4 since my sister,and it still hurts.When I hurt or am sad I get my pictures out all my cards from them from over the years and just visit the Memories of them.I Pray it get’s better for you and Your Family,my Dad’s been gone,this July was 19 years and I still miss Him too..God Bless you and help you to heal and just hold all the Precious Memories in your Heart’s..Love,Prayers and Many Blessings from Me,here in Franklinville North Carolina
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