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In memory of Tyler Aubrey Townsend

Created by Family Of Tyler Aubrey Townsend

Tyler Aubrey Townsend

I can't believe I am sitting here writing this. This is my worst nightmare come true. There is no greater pain than losing a child and I pray that what I am placing here will be a wake up call for other parents and maybe prevent another child's needless death. I WAS IGNORANT - PLEASE DONT LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU My sons name is Tyler Townsend. He left this world only 10 days ago. Tyler was 14 years old and was in Junior High School. He had those beautiful blue eyes and that charming smile that could light up a room. He loved and always hugged everyone and never met a stranger. I wish I had held him in my arms more and I miss the good night kisses and hugs. He was not just my son, he was my best friend. We had had a few normal problems with Tyler such as grades, chores and once he even took a joy-ride in my car. He was just a teenage boy, but he was always glad and willing to help anyone out. We had several projects going and even a business in the works that he knew would be his one day. He loved to draw, play with his hot wheels out in the dirt and mud, and write stories. He loved his 4-wheeler and big trucks. He had grown over 5 inches since last spring and his voice was changing. He even started taking more care in the way he dressed and was becoming a fine young man. He would pick on me now since he was taller than me and I had to look up at him a bit. THIS IS THE TRAGIC STORY OF AN INNOCENT YOUNG MAN AND HOW HIS LIFE ENDED - I FEEL MINE ENDED ALONG WITH HIM. On February 5th, 2007 Tyler came home from school around 3:40 P.M. We talked a bit because he didn't have a good day at school. He had been a little hyped-up at school but didn't get into trouble, the teacher had just warned him. While we were discussing it he told me "Mom, some days are gonna be good and some days are gonna be bad days at school." I told him I understood and that he needed to try to make most days good days. He was supposed to get his report slips that week and was actually looking forward to it. Tyler went into the living room, turned the T.V. to Sponge Bob and then went outside and brought our 2 dogs inside from the pen. He sat in the den a while watching T.V. I asked him if he wanted a snack and he said he wasn't hungry. I asked what he had for lunch and he said he didn't eat lunch -- he wasn't hungry at school. I then told him to go get some chips that he needed to eat something. He played with the dogs while watching T.V. His step-dad who doesn't like the dogs inside called and said he would be home in about 25 minutes from work. I told Tyler we need to put the dogs up in a little bit because he would be home. His mamaw called and she and I talked then I gave Tyler the phone. They talked a bit. Tyler waited about 10 minutes then took Little Bit back to the pen. He then came back in to get Daisy and asked me what was for supper. I said, "Fried pork chops." He said "Yum that sounds good." Then he took Daisy outside to the pen. His Uncle Robert called on my cell phone wanting to talk to Tyler and thank him for the birthday present Tyler had given him the week before. With my cell phone in hand, I walked outside to hand Tyler the phone and found him lying face first in the grass -- I screamed into the phone for Robert to get here -- something was wrong. I turned Tyler over while dialing 911 (4:59 P.M.) and saw his mouth was full of grass, his eyes were fixed and he was turning blue. I was trying my best to do CPR on him, but I was never trained. I was screaming for God to help me -- "Please don't do this to me!" Robert arrived within 2 minutes. He took over doing CPR. We were both screaming. Robert continued doing CPR and Hearne got home about 10 minutes later. Hearne took over CPR and the ambulance finally arrived 10 to 15 minutes later. They shocked him and continued CPR for quite some time. They finally loaded him in the ambulance and we followed. We could see them through the back glass continuing the CPR all the way to the hospital. When we would see them stop, our hopes were high only to be let down by seeing the other EMT swapping positions. We arrived at the hospital to find all of our family had beaten us there. After giving our insurance information, we were all led to a room and were told "Tyler didn't make it." The cries that filled that room and the pain and anger were enough to kill someone in itself. I never want another parent to have to suffer this. We were told since Tyler was only 14 that there would be an autopsy. I wanted to be with my child and finally got to go to where his body was. They took me to a room and we waited, held his hand, kissed him and prayed to God to please accept my son into his arms in Heaven. I kept waiting for someone to tell me this was all a bad dream and still am waiting. The car to transport his body to Jackson arrived and we were asked to leave. How could my child be dead? What had caused this? The coroner called me after doing the autopsy. He said he could not say what caused his death until the toxicology report came in which may take three weeks. I begged him to please give me an idea and he said that he suspected, "Huffing gasoline" but couldn't be sure until the toxicology report. We are still waiting on that. Tyler's Uncle and Hearne told me they smelled something that was an odor like gas when doing CPR on Tyler -- I guess I was in too much of a panic to notice any smells. Tyler's friends from school showed up at my house and informed me that huffing is talked about in school all the time. I was never aware of such a thing and had not heard of it. If this is indeed what killed my son then he was never made aware that the ultimate consequence would and could be death. Parents -- take this as a wake up call! My son was a great child -- he never was into drugs - WE WOULD OF NEVER THOUGHT THIS!! THIS CAN KILL INSTANTLY. We always thought we were protecting him from the bad things and bad influences. There is so much that kids are doing now that we are not aware of -- things that can kill swiftly and silently. Please ask your children if they have ever heard of huffing and you might be shocked at what they have to tell you. Get educated on this and what signs to look for. I feel like Tyler was experimenting and I am sure he did not know it could kill him. He had no intention of leaving us that dreadful day. A parent should never out-live their child.

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Guest Book


1. Janice Miller
Michele, you are still in my prayers. No parent should bury a child, and have the pain of such loss. Hugs my friend, God Bless!
2. Julie
I'm so sorry for your loss.
3. Christopher Sove
I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
4. Michel MOM Townsend
Today around 4:50PM marks 2 years without you my Precious Son. I am recalling and going over all the events of that last day with you. I Love and Miss YOU TERRIBLY!! I will be at your graveside at 4:30 even though I know you are w/GOD. I LOVE YOU BABY.
5. Sheree Ahlvin
Hi Michel, I continue to remember you in my prayers. I can only imagine the loss you must feel but continue to trust in Him and follow where He leads you. May God Bless You!!
6. Mom..michel Townsend
I still love and continue to miss you my baby boy.. I miss you taking care of me and the love your heart was filled with .. thank you for letting me be your mom for a short while even though I wasnt you
7. Kelli Carman
I am SO utterly sorry for your loss. My son is 13, and I discovered him in our barn on Friday totally disoriented, staggering, and he wreaked of gasoline. He had been huffing gasoline from my husband's atv. I rushed him to the ER to be evaluated, and ever since I'm a mess, I don't know what to do next. I am so sorry for the nightmare you are going through, I never thought this would happen to my family either. I will keep you in my daily prayers. May peace be with you, and also with your family.
8. Angelica Real
I am doing a research project on inhalants in health class. I chose it because of people like Tyler who died using this drug. Tyler was a nice kid and I wish I knew him. May he rest in peace.
9. Donna Moree
Hi I am a teacher at a local middle school in South Carolina. We just lost a wonderful young man to huffin gasoline this past Friday. At the age of only 15 this dangerouse drug took the life of one of our own. I beg to all parents please educate your self and others of this. As a mom I am sure this never heals. My heart goes out to the Townsend family. I am praying for you and our child right now. Please know that God is on your side. My love and sympathy, Donna Moree SC
We were contacted and appreared on a taping of the Steve Wilkos show this past week. Dont know when it will air. The show is about inhalants/ drug abuse. Zach-Tylers brother & me - his mom will be on there- hopefully parents will learn from the show and become aware.
11. Karen Flowers
Michel...I'm so proud of you for sharing your story, even though it's very painful. You have touched many people and will touch even more through the Steve Wilcox's show. Love you so much girlfriend! Miss you too.
12. Dana Conaway
I just lost my nephew, my brother's only son, to this. He was huffing computer duster in a pool. He passed out and drowned. He was from Picayune, Mississippi. We lost him on July 7, 2008, just one month shy of his 19th birthday. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
13. Katie Reddick
I am so sorry for your loss. It must be so sad to lose your son when he was only 14 years old. I am so sorry.
14. Christopher Sove
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm lucky to be alive and grateful for every day. In my early adult life, I was addicted to huffing paint. Though I finished high school (barely), my life was headed nowhere or worse. With the support of my family and their refusal to enable my huffing any longer, I was able to get clean. Now, I have a Bachelor's degree, a law school degree, and (soon) an LL.M. in International Taxation. I'm happily married with a baby on the way as well.
15. Kristy Goggin
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am on-line looking up consequences of huffing to show to my 14 year old son. We found him unresponsive, face down in the grass also. He was a lucky one. He spent five days in the hospital, not only for physical reasons, but also psychological ones. We start family thearpy this week. Thank you for informing others even though it is painful.
16. Tori Wong
(cont.)we can do to help you, please just let me know. We have several parent support groups and educational literature for anyone interested in learning more or teaching others about the growing epidemic of inhalant abuse. Thank you for sharing Tyler’s story, and please contact me if you need anything or would like to work with ACE to help save children from inhalant abuse.
17. Tori Wong
Hi Michel, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I can not imagine the pain you must be feeling, but I can tell by reading other tributes that Tyler was loved by many. I am an intern at the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), a nonprofit that is working to spread the word about the dangers of inhalant abuse. I never knew how dangerous and prevalent inhalant abuse really was until I started working with ACE. Sadly there are more and more stories like Tyler's every day. If there is anything w
18. Tammy Coleman
I am very sorry for your loss,I can't imagine the thought of losing your child. I was searching the internet about"huffing gasoline" when I came across your story, it touched my heart in so many ways. My son who is 15 years old is trying this right now. He and his friends think this is the greatest thing. I had my son put into a hospital for a wake up call. He spent 7 days in the hospital and since he came out there has been no signs of huffing. I thank you for sharing your story. God
19. Amber Chapman
Hey,this is Amber. I was dating Tyler at the time he died. I really truly loved him. Seriously,I will never love anyone like I did him. I cry every night. I miss him alot!!! I talk about his smile and those eyes that no one can ever replace. I LOVE YOU TYLER!!!
20. Michel Townsend
Amber - I would love to chat with you. Thanks for leaving a tribute. Here is my email and number: 601-415-6027 Thanks- Tyler's Mom
21. Name Withheld
(cont.) I have two children of my own (ages 10 and 6) and I am glad I realized before it was too late. I was looking for a fix. Instead, I hopped on the net and went looking for information on effects of inhalants. WOW! I was shocked. I had no idea. I pray that many more people learn from the tragedy that has happened to Tyler's family. I pray for peace and happiness for all of his family and friends. Thank you for saving my life!! God bless anyone who reads this!!
22. Name Withheld
I would like to say that I am very sorry for your loss. I know all too well what it is like for people like Tyler. For a long time, I huffed. Gasoline, rubbing alcohol, permanent markers, break cleaner... you name it. It wasn't until I talked to my husband (I am 30 years old) that I started to understand how serious this stuff might be. I had never done any kind of research on how lethal huffing was. I had NO idea. I have been doing some research today.
23. Tianna Smith
Thank you so much for sharing your story. I will keep you in my prayers. Much love. Tianna Smith
I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. I have just lost my son, February 9, 2008. He committed suicide around 10:45 that night. I knew he had been drinking and possibly taking pills. I told the kids it was time for bed at 10pm because we had to get up at 5am for a dirt bike racing for the two youngest. I kissed my baby John Dustin, 15, good night and told him that I loved him.
25. Patty C.
Thank you so much for sharing your story. I know it must be very hard for you. My husband and I caught our 14 year old son "huffing gas" this afternoon. My heart is breaking. He said he didn't think that anything could happen to him from huffing. Your story is what I need to hopefully get him to realize the true danger. My prayers go out to you and your family. I pray that your experience will help stop other teens from doing this dangerous activity. God Bless You.
26. Kyri Ballard
... (cont'd) going on with your life and be the person that you were before you lost your son. I know and I hope that this is what Tyler would want.
27. Kyri Ballard
Hi, My name is Kyri I new your son. He was nice to me in school when nobody else was. He talked to me and he kept me laughing. I was older because I had failed the year before. I just wanted to let you know that your son was one of the sweetest boys that I had ever met and that I am very sorry for your loss. What made me think of Tyler was John Dustin Hilderbrand's death just a few short days ago and how teenagers loose there lives so easily now. I truly hope that some how you can keep going...
28. Laurie Culp
Michael, I will hold you and your family in my heart. Thank you for your story of Tyler. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story and thoughts. I lost my son, Aaron Wake, to "huffing" on June 29, 2001. The missing him never stops! I know he is with God, as is your Tyler. My family has worked on getting the word out about the horrific dangers of "huffing" and I am grateful you are doing the same. God bless you and hold you in his heart! Our boys are together, hopefully, se
29. Joe Macshrine
Hi, I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. I hope that he is in heaven with his angels.
30. ReneeRocks McCord
Michel, my heart is hurting for you. I was informed by someone to check out your profile. This is a tough subject to get most people to realize, as well as the other things out there taking our children's lives on a daily basis. You my friend I will always admire. I see you daily in tours, and you have not a bad word to ever say. You continue to move forward even though it must be hard. I hope this message gets out to everyone. I for one will be sure to give it out to others. Thanks for sharing.
31. Jennifer Hallman
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a recovering addict and mother of a one year old son. I am terrified of what he will go through. After reading this, I will make sure to talk to him about this. Thank you so much. Tyler is my angel.
32. Jenn Lynn
May God Bless You and Your Family Forever! This was truly an eye opener for me!! I have two young children and this is one more thing that I need to be concerned about. I heard about this through on Michel's profile!
33. Michel MOM Townsend
Almost 9 months without you now Tyler. People say it gets better but that is bull. I LOVE & MISS YOU SO MUCH! I know you are w/God and your dad in Heaven. You came and told me you are OK and were sorry for leaving me so soon. That will not ever change my heart from being empty missing my Baby & Best Friend. You had so much to look foward too and so much yet to experience. I Love You and Miss You so much. I dont know how to make decisions with out you. I am glad Daisey is w/ you now. ALL
34. Tui Madsen
Hi. We work with 'at risk' kids and I needed to remind myself why we do this kind of work, as it is not very rewarding at times and the kids can be quite abusive. I found this site and have picked you because of the age of your son. I am sorry for your loss but through reading this I feel I must help to carry on the work with these (or our) young people. I have Tylers name on our fridge as a reminder not to give up on these kids and remember your family in our prayers. Take care Tui N.Z.
35. Katie Gabriel's Mom
I am so sorry for you and your family. I will truly pray for you, for a miracle of comfort. I lost my oldest son last summer, and even though, through prayers, I have the peace that passes understanding from God above, I still am totally broken hearted. All I can say is that I understand your pain, and I am praying for you. I heard someone say, and its true, that when we loose a child, there is a hole in our heart forever. Jesus can build a bridge over the hole, but it is still there.
36. Laura Davis
I showed this to my oldest daughter, she cried. She said she never wants to leave me. She could imagine the hurt and pain I would go through. She told me her heart hurts for you. My daughter then promised me that she will stay drug free, huffing free, alcohol free and anything else that can harm a person. She now sees drugs kill anyone no matter how small or how much you are loved. So thank you for sharing. I know it probably has been hard, but you saved some kids lives. THANK YOU!! GOD BLESS!!!
37. Vicki Halliday
I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your son. Until I read your site, I was unaware of 'huffing'. Pogo works in strange ways and I thank you for having the url in your profile.
38. Laura Davis
Life sometimes isn't fair. We think we have done everything to protect our children and something or someone new comes up. My worst fear and nightmare has happened to you. I am so so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I have three children and I have to say I would probably loose it. Again, my heart goes out to you and your family. I am sure he is looking down on you and sometimes standing right beside you. God Bless.
39. Joan Conway
My heart is saddened by your loss. Researching, I found your story. God bless you. Recently, a young man aproached me at a gas pump asking for a gallon of gas. He had his own 1 gallon gas can. He was clean cut, but something looked wrong with his eyes and expression. I truly believed his car had run out of gas. I told this story when I arrived home, only to be told that he was most likely huffing the gas. I cried and prayed for the young person. BEWARE AT THE PUMP! A Mom of 3.
40. Pamela Blackwood
My heart goes out to you. I am the grandmother of a murdered child. Jaidyn Leskie. I hope you have moved on, but you never forget them. It is something that is hard to get past, but in time it is not as hard. May god bless you and yours. Pammib1
41. Maureen Hall
I am saddened by your loss and this tragic story. As the mother of a child and grandchild who were victims of a meth related violent home invasion I understand the shock and denial of a son's death. When you feel able, perhaps approach the local sheriff's office and schools about your story- tell it to whoever will listen. Get your crime prevention specialist on board and ask for help setting things up. It takes a strong person to speak of that which pains us. You can do this. Good luck.
42. Ashley Landers
Shelly, I am so sorry for your loss. When I was told, I didn't believe it. It was just unreal. I remember Tyler being such a happy child that would give me the biggest and tightest hug every time I saw him. I also remember one day, I came over and it just happened to be his birthday. I gave him some money and he was so grateful. He gave me a hug and he had the biggest grin on I think I have ever seen. I also remeber him calling me yes, m'am and I would laugh and tell him not to call me that.
43. Kevin G
Ms. Townsend, I am sorry to hear about your son. This opened my eyes to the dangers of this world. I hope your doing better now, but maybe not because it takes a while for a person to recover from a loss, even the loss of a loved one. Believe me, I lived through that experience. But I, and maybe thousands, thank you for having the time to tell us your son's story and to show us that huffing has serious consequences. I am one of those kids that do those types of things, so I thank you very much.
45. Halle G.
[continued] I found this site and it has opened my eyes. I mean I could be dead right now and just like Tyler I am 14 also. So I would like to thank you for the time you spent telling your sons story. It must have been hard, but your making a cause and now I will never "huff" again. Thanks soo much- Halle.
46. Halle G.
I didn't know you or your son, but your story has opened my eyes. A couple of my friends talked to me about "huffing". Telling me that it was awesome and that I needed to try it sometime. I thought nothing of it. So I tried it..all the depression that I'd been going through went away. I thought everything was great. Until one of my oldest friends told me that huffing can kill you in an instant. I didn't really believe him, but I decided I would do some research on it. That's when I fou
47. Jasmine Martinez
I have 5 children of my own and I am terrified of my kids experimenting with drugs. My oldest is going to be 9 and I have been talking to her about drugs. I remember what it was like growing up. My father died on my youngest daughters birthday from police burtality due to meth. I am scared because addiction runs in my family. I am scared that one of my kids will turn to drugs instead of me or their Stepdad. Thank you for your story. It encourages me to do more for my kids when it comes to drugs
48. Maura Mendoza
Tyler just radiates his loving personality in his photos. I am also a bereaved mother to a teenage son. His name is Travis. Travis died in front of over 300 onlookers at football practice at age 14, due to an undetected heart condition. I some how stumbled upon your son's memorial tribute written by you mum. I know I am a stanger but I wept for you and will keep you close in heart as you are now etched upon my mind. If EVER you need to talk about you son, please call on me. I know how acute your
MARCH 9th- Last night God gave me a special message from Tyler. Thank you God and please dont stop. I Love and Miss You So Much Tyler. Time is flying by and I will be with you soon. Many thanks to all who have posted on Tylers memorial page. Please continue to educate parents. Parents, plese talk to your children. I am one of those parents who thought this could never happen to my child. THERE CANT BE ANY GREATER PAIN THAN LOSING A CHILD. Please keep my Parents ( Rowlands) in your prayers
***~~~ I AM TYLERS MOTHER.~~*** If anyone would like to email me directly, I can be contacted at the following email addresses: or Thanks for all the support & responses & please keep sharing our story with other people. We live in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
51. Karen Smith
Michel, Tyler was a very loving child and would always greet me with a big smile and hug. Bill, an “idiot” is a silly or foolish person. If you think, “drugs are great” then you are a very foolish young man. I pray that your parents have read your “tribute”. It sounds like you are begging for someone to listen to you. Well, you got my attention and you will now be in my prayers daily. Please don’t be “silly or foolish”, go to your parents, a teacher, a friend, sister or brother and ask for help.
52. A French Girl Anonyme Sorry
I am a french teenager and I went on this website to do a work for school. Your story makes me cry. The only thing I can do is talk about this story all around me to prevent that. Take care of you, I will have a thing to you every day...
53. Richard Aubrey Gicomeng
I had never known of anyone who shared my middle name, Aubrey. I regret that I never had the opportunity to meet Tyler and it angers me to think that there will be many others who end up victimized by the war on drugs which funnels billions to incarcerate responsible drug users who can’t get access to medication because our healthcare providers will not jeopardize their careers. In a chemical society there will always be a percentage of the population that is drawn to chemical substances.
54. Susan Lievens
Continuation... he is invincible. Bill, you are not. Michel, I hope you can hold on to the wonderful memories of your son and Bill, I hope it does not take something so devasting to wake you up to the reality that drugs are harmful. They can kill the first time or the 201st time. Please be careful. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Susan Lievens
55. Susan Lievens
Hello, It is by chance that I found this website. I am currently in college and am doing a research paper for my drugs and drug abuse in society course. First of all, I would like to send my thoughts and prayers your way. Second, I would like to say how appalled I was to read the tribute from Bill Hicks. I have no idea who he is and hope I will never meet him. I can't believe there are people in this world that are so insensitive! The only hope I have is that knowing his age, perhaps he thinks h
56. Kim Bowser
Michel, I came home from work (River Region) one evening and my son Shane Bowser asked me if I had gotten the newspaper out of the mailbox. I told him that I did and asked him why, (he never asks for the newpaper).He said that a friend of his died. He began to explain to me about sniffing gas and that "everyone" at school knew. I pray that you will be able to find peace in your loss and that this in some way will give you strength that you need every day. Tyler has a friend in Sh
57. Denise Tart
Michael, I am a friend of Judy Ashley's. She sent this site to me. I know there are no words that will make you feel better and I am sorry just isn't enough. As I sit here writing this note to you tears are streaming down my cheeks. My son is also 14 and I cannot imagine what you are feeling. Please know that you are in both my thoughts and my prayers. Take care and if ever you need anything (even though you don't know me) please know that I am here. Denise Tart
58. Albertha Ivy
Michel, Thanks for sharing the web page. What a great idea! This is an excellent opportunity to help others by saving the life of their precious loved one. This is exactly what God wants us to do,to help and encourage each other. Through your pain and prayers, you are doing a great work of the Lord and I know that Tyler is delighted not only because you are sharing your love to him, but also because of your desire to help others. Continue this great work. Your work, efforts and love is inspiring
59. Mona Casey
Michel, Glad to have found your son's memorial page. My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. As I posted on my son's Memorial page, I am here for you. So sorry for your loss. No one should ever experience the devastation of losing a child this way. Let's do all we can to prevent this tragedy from repeating itself. Take care! Mona Casey Charles Gray's Mother
60. Juan Arteaga
(continued from previous mesage)Seeing Tyler's picture made the dangers of huffing real for my students. In a way, like his father, Chuck, Tyler has become a "hero." I hope this brings you some PEACE. God bless. Juan Arteaga (transplant recipient)
61. Juan Arteaga
Michel, Although we've yet to meet in person, since April 2001 when the Townsend Family saved my life, we've spoken on the phone & conversed via e-mails. I remember during one of those calls briefly talking with Tyler. Even at the age of 9, I could tell that he was a respectful & kind boy. Hearing about Tyler's passing has been difficult. Losing any child is one of life's most difficult pains. Tyler's death won't be in vain! I've warned my students about "huffing." Seeing
62. Mitch Oakes
Tyler was very special to me. He had a very sharp wit and sarcastic sense of humor, which tends to run in our family! He and I shared a love for movies and we both enjoyed listening to the Dave Matthews Band. He and I took several trips to Jackson to watch movies and spend the day together. Looking back, I wish I would have spent more time with him. Tyler knew that I loved him very much and that gives me peace. Tyler, I love you and miss you dearly. Save a seat for me up there!
63. Jaunita Childers
Oh Michel my heart goes out to you. Please talk to your kids about the danger of drugs and sniffing anything. I have raised 3 sets of kids. Being a parent is not easy and kids will not listen. We don't give up. Keep trying and maybe it will sink in. I am raising 2 great grandkids now and it worries me so much. The danger they are up against, I hope they are strong enough to say no. We do our best with our children and they have a mind of there own. Some will listen and some don't. God bless
64. Zachary Rowland
I hope noone has to go through these tough times that we are going through. I am Tyler's older brother and loved him so dearly. I didn't even have a clue to what kids are doing these days, and I'm only 21 years old!!! This needs to be a wake up call for all of us and I pray for the kids that are doing these things. When I was in high school, huffing computer duster was talked about but I never witnessed it. I love you and miss you bro...
65. Lori Stone
I am so sorry for your loss. My son is your son's age, and I cannot imagine losing him. I am a substance abuse counselor and therefore know firsthand all of the heartache and pain caused by even the most innocent "experiments". I will go home tonight and let my son know what I have read today and talk with him about it. I hope God comforts you now and always. I will pray for you.
Please continue to keep sharing this with other parents and talk to your children about it. Tyler's been gone 17 days -We keep reliving this over and over in our minds thinking about all The "WHAT IF's'. I would of never imagined my child would die - much less die from something like this.Tyler was fun-loving, he had a wonderful sense of humor,and hes best remembered for the HUGS and LOVE he gave. I miss his bright blue eyes, big smiles,our talks on the long drive to school and my best frie
67. Monica Cooper
I really don't know Tyler. But I do know Chrease. I read in the newspaper about Tyler and I knew that last name. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have heard about kids doing that before. Kids will do what they want to at times, and that is what we get so mad about. They tell us not to worry about them, knowing that something is bothering them and they keep it to themself and don't want to tell their parents what is wrong. I know how you feel about loosing someone you love.
68. Jo Ann Lurk
Michel, my heart goes out to you. I haven't seen Tyler in years but I remember those big blue eyes and that smile that went from ear to ear. I have two teenagers and I worry constantly. I ask questions and check up on them. They say I'm over-protective and worry too much. I call it being "involved". Thank you for sharing Tyler's story. I will continue to be "involved".