t breaks my heart to read today of yet, another child dying from the choking game.
This time, a beautiful little girl, Aja Chandler, only 11 years old. My heart breaks for the family finding her dead in her bedroom. I know too well the long road of healing ahead, the memories of finding her, and not just the first of everything to go through, but the second year, third year, and all the things kids her age will now pass her by with, including when her friends graduate and begin to marry. We are there now. Her picture will never age. And the “what ifs” will consume the parents minds for quite some time.
I hate it for them. I still hate it for us, 8 years later.
Our son was 16 when he died from the choking game. Aja, only 11. I have daughters her age. Have you talked to your children yet? Please, if you haven’t, make it a priority. We had to make good out of our son’s death. To know other kid’s lives have saved from “playing” with this game helps our hearts that will never totally heal until we are reunited in heaven. May the same be said of Aja Chandler.
May Aja’s family and friends allow God to give them the peace that passes all understanding during this devastating time.