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Stop The Choking Game

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There is an alarming wave of deaths among our country?s youth; a wave that continues to go unnoticed by mainstream media. Adolescents across the nation are victims of unintentional fatalities caused by their participation in the ?choking game? and though known by many names, the intent is to pass out purposely for amusement or for a ?buzz?. This silent epidemic that focuses the most brutal results on our very young middle schoolers, remains hidden from public attention because currently there is no way to accurately track and report the number of cases. This lack of statistical proof also limits prevention efforts promoted by the grass-roots organization of the thousands of grieving families who have lost a child to this insidious ?game?.

As your constituent, I have signed my name below to ask that you help us help our children by doing the following:

1. Call the CDC and request to be briefed on the issue of the ?choking game?.

2. Support the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services by requesting that the World Health Organization add a sub code that includes the ?choking game? as a cause of death.

3. Include the ?choking game? among the health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth in the CDC?s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), and make the YRBS affordable and accessible for all states.

4. Support the CDC?s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) model of education as the means to disseminate information regarding the ?choking game?.


Enduring the death of a child is heartbreaking. As my representative to Congress, I ask that you help me prevent other families from this heartache by showing your support in establishing statistical evidence of the ?choking game,? Your efforts will assist us in heightening awareness among teens and their parents, teachers, and health care providers.

Thank you,
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Rest in peace GP. You will not die in vain.
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#33 Aubie!!!!
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Aug 24th, 2016
Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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This is a tragedy that should NEVER HAPPEN, PERIOD. I knew one of these people, and he was a fine young man with a great future. The devastation it has caused cannot be measured, and I hope and pray that others not have to endure what his parents and family have had to endure.
Aug 24th, 2016
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Someone from Brunswick, TN writes:
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It's only through education and talking about things like this that we can really see changes! If we can save just one, it's worth it, but we have so many who are participating in these dangerous games, we can't rest or stop until we reach every home and family.
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