Still Loving My Gabriel

March 2006 Updates

Choking Game Info
J'aimerai toujours et ā jamais mon fils GABRIEL
Schools and Police Who Are Informing
Physicians Perspectives on the Choking Game
U.S.A. and Canada Working to Stop The Choking Game!
Letter Written by Officer Scott Metheny
FRANCE: Association of Parents of Young Victims of Strangulation
Choking Game 'CINE Golden Eagle Award'
Faces of Victims: What if it was your child?
Victim Stats / Children
DoD: Department of Defense 'Safe Schools Handbook'
Homework Hotline : Parents Beware the Choking Game
Dr. Phil Show 'Deadly Teen Trends'
Deadly Game 'Geraldo at Large'
CNN: Mother missed signs of 'The Choking Game'
"Choking Game" Claims Life of One Californian Teenager
My Son
Guest Book For Gabriel Harry Mordecai
Catholic News and Views
The day this game killed my son
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How many more kids will die before this becomes a priority concern?
Strangulation in children and preadolescents usually results from unsafe play!
Deadly Game
Links to news articles 'The Choking Game' TCG
Links Page 2
Injury Prevention 'IP' Online: Injuries among children and adolescents are often the result of thril
What Montana Says..
Dangerous Behavior Audio Guests: Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D, Sue Eastgard,James J. Mazza, Ph.D.
Group E Mail for those of US who have lost a loved one to The Choking Game
Sarah's Notes

   Willingness to educate and warn on this 'deadly activity' is progressing. Acknowledgement of the need to do so is saving lives! There are school administrators, principles, teachers and board members in districts where children have become victims of this 'game' AFTER the 'powers that be' decided NOT to implement a way to warn and educate the parents, children and staff of it's existence!
I can only imagine what they are going through, having the knowledge of this 'game', and choosing not to address it.
    I am amazed at the boldness and dedication of those that are WARNING and EDUCATING!  YES! I am appalled at the lack of common sense, the bold disregard of the urgency to communticate awareness, in those who choose not to.. 
    Why wait until it is too late? ...  Why?
‘Choking Game’ killing teens
Portsmouth Herald - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
CONCORD - New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner is working to spread the word about the dangers and prevalence of the "Choking Game," which is claiming young victims around the country

clock Mar 17, 2006 7:04 am US/Mountain

Teammates, Mother Remember 'ChokingGame' Victim                                                                                                            "Every mother I talk to, it's the same thing, funny loving, no trouble."


Adam Janssen

The school resource officers from the Miami County Sheriff’s Department are so concerned about the recurrence of the choking game, that they have put together a brochure for students, parents and teachers
Campaign To Focus On Choking Game Dangers
KDKA Pittsburgh - Mar 02 12:57 PM
Just last month a 13-year-old from Mount Lebanon died from asphyxiation by hanging – apparently while playing something called the choking game; now the Allegheny County Health Department is working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Family Awareness Night will bring parents and kids together
Times Herald - 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
Boo Crofton lived in Georgia for only one year. But that was long enough for the Lower Gwynedd woman to discover the event that would inspire Wissahickon School District's annual Family Awareness Night.
The Choking Game: An Edmonton mother was looking for answers as to why her nine year-old son would have committed suicide. She discovered and disturbing and deadly social phenomenon called the choking game.
Watch this story online (23:43)
Is your child playing the "choking game"? Read the warning signs. MORE

Bob McKeown
PRODUCER: Morris Karp

Dr. Macnab         
Dr. Andrew Macnab, distinguished scholar, Peter Wall Institute, published the first study about "the choking game" and suspects that it's more common than we think.

Dr. Thomas Andrew
Dr. Thomas Andrew had two deaths that he believes were due to "the choking game" within six weeks. 
    Samuel Pacette
Samuel Mordecai played "the choking game" with his brother who later died because of it.

Tom and Daniel Lightizer
Daniel and Thomas Fortin played the "choking game".
Thomas (right) was playing alone the day he died


Sharron Grant
Sharron Grant created a website to educate other families about the "choking game.".
Sharron Grant is a Canadian mother whose son Jesse died April 23, 2005 after playing the choking game. She has created a website called Deadly Games Children Play to educate parents, children, medical examiners, and school officals about they dangers of the choking game.


WLBZ Bangor - Mar 19 6:44 PM
New Hamphisre's chief medical examiner is warning young people about a very dangerous game that is gaining popularity. It's called the choking game. - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
An expert says parents must talk to their kids frankly about sex. - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
David Taylor Jr. was found hanged to death in what authorities say was the “unintentional consequence” of

By Gina Kim -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 2:15 am PST Sunday, March 12, 2006

A photograph of Gabe, right, and Sam, when the twins were 10 is displayed on Sam's bulletin board in remembrance of his brother.
The Sacramento Bee - Mar 12 4:08 AM
It's during the most routine moments that Sarah Pacatte thinks of her son Gabe.
School kids getting warning about dangerous game
WCAX 3 - Mar 06 9:00 AM
WHITEFIELD, N.H. School kids in Whitefield (New Hampshire) are receiving warnings today about a dangerous game that claimed one of their classmates.
Guardian Unlimited - Mar 06 7:05 PM
Several states warn parents that 'choking game', in which a belt or a tie is used to cut off the oxygen to the brain, can be fatal
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mar 11 9:34 PM
A 1988 U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes it legal in many cases for school officials to block publication of a student article in the high school newspaper. - Mar 04 7:16 AM
What kids see as a harmless high has become a deadly game.
Health officials warn about 'choking game'
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mar 01 9:27 PM
The Allegheny County Health Department will form a committee to help stop kids from playing the "choking game" after the asphyxiation death of a Mt. Lebanon teenager in February
KPRC via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 7:54 PM
You may have heard about it and believe your child isn't doing it. But the choking game is spreading coast-to-coast, killing kids of all ages, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday.

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