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Letter to the editor

March 4, 2011

To the editor:

March 29 will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of my son, Andrew Freeman. He died while participating in the “choking game.” It so sad that there isn’t a lot of information given to parents about the dangerous activities kids, some as young as

5, are participating in.

If you believe your son or daughter would never do such a thing, think twice. I wish I had known of this activity, but I was not educated. Please, talk to your kids. I am sure they have heard of the choking game. Make sure they are aware of the dangers. Educate yourself on the signs.

Every day, there is news of another child being severely injured or has died from participating in this deadly activity. Please, talk to your kids. My 4-year-old and 5-year-old know about the dangers. They are not too young.

Please, don’t let this senseless thing happen to your family or friend. Andrew would be graduating this year, and I hope kids remember why he died and how much he loved life and others. Talk to your kids. Please, talk to them.

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