When thinking about all that we have done to help prevent this from happening to other families, we have found that it is like second nature now.
Daily I wear my “Joshua Bracelet”. On this bracelet it says, “Joshua Leo Engle Big Heart, Big Smile” the inside says his favorite verse, “Joshua 24:15” As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. This bracelet is blue and white tie-dye. This is a simple way to spread awareness, people are always interested in the story behind jewelry. Don’t be afraid to talk about it to someone, when people ask me about it, that is the easiest way to tell them about Joshua and about what happened.
Keeping our website current with stories, information and sharing what we are doing. When this site was created it was hard to find a good source that was up to date and frequently updated. That is why we strive to post often and share our story as much as possible. If you’re not telling someone your story, then you’re not helping to prevent it from happening to someone else.
Word of mouth. Though it is hard to just bring it up, we have found that people always ask about your family, kids or siblings. This makes such an easy go ahead to talk about it. Though it was very hard to just talk about it, we have found that it gets better the more you talk about it and by being educated on the matter, it also makes it easy.
If you know someone who may be experimenting with the choking game, share our story or site. This isn’t something that should be taken lightly. We have many helpful tools that you can use. We have made brochures for schools that can be sent to any school you think is in need. The information and help is here, don’t be afraid to ask for it.
As always, keep doing your part and spread awareness.
If you have a story that you’d like us to share feel free to send it to us! If you would like awareness tools, we have that for you! E-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org, like and follow us on facebook @ WildFarmKids, follow us on twitter @WildFarmKids or keep coming to our site for more information.
Have a great Tuesday!