Vickie Morgan never thought she'd be obsessed with the on-line social networking website known as Facebook. That is until the long-time Pasadena ISD school board member’s daughter, Jenny, 17, died.
"It's the worst pain that a mother can go through,” said Vickie Morgan. "I walked over to her and I said, ‘Jenny,’ and when I did I touched her and I said, ‘Jenny. My God, my God, what has happened’”?
Jenny Morgan, a senior at Pasadena Memorial High School, died in December.
Vickie Morgan believes the “choking game” cost her teenage daughter her life.
"We fully believe Jenny was doing it for peer pressure. She wanted to be accepted," said the teen’s mother.
To play the choking game you 'choke' someone or 'choke' yourself. After a short time, you pass out.
Experts say that some teens do it for a brief 'high.' The CDC reports that nearly 100 people have died from playing this deadly game.
"I don't want another family to go through this pain," said Vickie Morgan.
Now, she is asking the world to join her efforts to "Help Stop the Choking Game."
"There are 3,419 people that have joined our cause. I'd like to see it hit 5, 000," said Vickie Morgan. "They need to understand that it's a deadly game and the kids are doing it, good kids are doing it. They are doing it in groups. They are doing it singly. It's when they do it alone when most of the time the kids die."
Vickie Morgan’s Facebook page is filled with information on the game. She also corresponds with people who have joined her cause and is working with the Pasadena ISD police department to educate others.