Skip to comments.Mom Shares Urgent Warning About Viral 'Fainting Challenge' After Finding Her Boy Dead
Posted on 05/24/2018 12:39:23 PM PDT by Morgana
Whether they're referred to as Internet games or challenges, there's no denying that kids have been seriously drawn to them recently. Sometimes it's for Internet fame while other times children are just curious or want the chance to feel included. Either way, kids in all age groups have been putting themselves in serious danger trying to successfully take part in them and it needs to stop. After one mom found her 12-year-old son dead while playing the "fainting challenge," she's warning other parents about the deadly game that has already taken multiple kids' lives.
On Friday, 12-year-old Tua Muai was playing the "fainting game" -- also known as the "choking game" -- with his friends in his Utah home. In order to partake, they were purposely cutting off the oxygen to their brains in order to get a non-drug-related high or rush.
But shortly after, the boy's mom, Celestia Muai, found him unconscious and immediately called 911. The sixth grader was transported to a local hospital and died later that evening. "He was just playing a game and he didn't think things through," Muai told Fox 13.
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not arth related but something parents need to know about. Another stupid challenge. Called the “Fainting” or “choking” challenge. Spreading around social media and it’s deadly.
On the plus side this could were out future Democrat voters.
Darwin would be proud.
That must have started right after the bridge jumping challenge, as in “If you’re friends jumped off a bridge would you?” - Mom
Danny please! Don’t give them any ideas! With this generation they will do it!
I challenge David Hogg.
I’m guessing this won’t be popular with home schooled kids. :)
There were far,far,far,*far* fewer ways to get into trouble when I was a kid than there are today.
My Father’s 3rd favorite saying.
I like the way you think ;)
My friends and I just had the “pee on the electric fence” challenge. Hurt so bad you wished you died, but no one did.
Mixed feelings about this one.
If you are not gonna parent well, bad things like this are more liely to occur.
Parents used to scare the crap out of their kids doing dangerous stupid stuff, and use corporal punishment to make it something to be remembered.
Bet the kid didn’t have self esteem problems though.
“There were far,far,far,*far* fewer ways to get into trouble when I was a kid than there are today.”
Eat circus peanuts, and strawberry Quik, then get directly on a Sit & Spin for as long as you can. See if you don’t puke. That was our childhood.
Yes, it seems to come around again very 20-30 years.
I find this odd. No simple training in CPR? Every parent should be familiar with the process.
It might have saved her son's life.
My son gave mom a card for Mother’s Day.
Dear Mom- All my friends jumped off a cliff yesterday. I’m still here. Thank you for all of your words of wisdom over the years.
My wife cracked up!
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