Real Stories

Rhonda Balsamello

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My wife had bulked up for a Shidokan fight bccause she thought she was going to be matched with a girl that was 6” taller and about 40lbs heavier than her.

After the fight, she began to cut weight for her next match.… Continue Reading...

Lachlan Foote, 21, dies after drinking protein shake containing enough ’caffeine for FIFTY coffees’

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Lachlan Foote, 21, was set to celebrate his 22nd birthday the following day but instead his family were grieving their son’s death.

His body was found on the bathroom floor of the family’s home in Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia after he downed the muscle building drink.

But they have only just discovered the cause of death, and are sharing the heartbreaking story in the hope of “saving someone else’s life”.… Continue Reading...

Energy Drinks: Another Tragedy

I wanted to share my husband’s story, Darryl Lefler.

He would drink 2-3 energy drinks daily. One day he began seeing double vision and his eyes were not tracking correctly. Then he started having small seizures every 3-4 minutes to where he could not talk and would lose movement in his right side.… Continue Reading...

Another Energy Drink Death: Travis Jones

On Friday may 11th 2018 I got a phone call at about 7:45am that changed my life forever.

My 21 year old son had died. No health conditions… never sick with more than a cold…official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to monster energy drinks…he didn’t drink that many..maybe one or two a day..… Continue Reading...

Mom fitted with pacemaker at age 32 says she used to drink 6 energy drinks per day

A mother of three is speaking out about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinksafter she began suffering from blackouts and was fitted with a pacemaker at age 32. Samantha Sharpe, of Leicester, U.K., said at her worst she was consuming up to six cans a day of the sugary caffeinated beverages.… Continue Reading...

Another Tragedy Resulting from Energy Drinks

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Dakota is OK now, but I just wanted to warn parents about energy drinks.

Dakota (age 15) had a Bang today for the first time. His dad and I were in St. Joe, and Dakota called us saying that he didn’t feel right. He was dizzy, shaky, sweaty, had trouble walking, and felt like his heart was beating really hard.… Continue Reading...

Joshua and Kratom

My name is Heidy and this is my son Joshua.  He was 21 years old. Josh was a wonderful, loving and kind human being.  Joshua had so many hopes and dreams for his future. He wanted to see the world and experience so many things in life.

After high school Joshua went on to become a welder, he worked for his cousin at his custom muffler shop.  He did all of the welding and did an amazing job!  On his days off Josh loved to spend time writing rap and working out.  Working out became a huge part of Joshua’s life as well as watching his diet so he could build a muscular physique.  He was very dedicated and disciplined when it came to lifting weights.… Continue Reading...

Energy Drinks Claim Another Life

‘He was holding his 11-month-old daughter. Suddenly, he went stiff, making a gurgling sound. ‘Has Buddy ever had a seizure? HE JUST STOPPED BREATHING!’

“A normal Sunday turned out to be the worst day of our lives. My healthy 31-year-old son Bruce (Buddy) Lowe was enjoying his first weekend off work in 7 weeks with his family.… Continue Reading...

Davis Cripe: Energy Drinks Take Another Life

On April 26th, 2017 our 16-yr old son, Davis Cripe, went to heaven because of an energy drink. It’s still unbelievable to me that it happened and everyday I wake-up hoping this nightmare is over, but no such luck.

Davis was such an amazing kid, loved his drums and had big plans.… Continue Reading...

Wendy Kline (age 14): Another Death from Energy Drinks?

 

On December 17, 2011, around 8:30pm, my daughter’s friend ran down the stairs to tell me that something was wrong with Anais. I went up the stairs, and saw her slumped onto her side on the couch.

I sat next to her, tapping her cheek, and calling out her name.… Continue Reading...