ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports


Ghost Stories
Register User Options
Site: Forum:


Post New topic Post New Poll Post Reply   Page 1

Previous Topic | Next Topic | Back to Topics
. . I feel it's necessary. Sometimes we have to learn painful lessons in life. Other times we can only teach others through our own mistakes.

It speaks volumes to me that Graeme's father went public with the cause of Graeme's death. Says to me that his family would want Graeme's life and his mistakes to serve as an example to others so that some other lives may be positively affected by such a negative and sad event. I applaud him for his openness and candor. Couldn't have been easy.

Graeme did not die of a heart attack. He died of an overdose of prescription narcotics. Per his father's statements in the video I'm linking, Graeme had battled with addiction to alcohol and drugs for over 10 years. Sadly he lost that battle. Such tragedy should not end in vain and maybe we can all learn a little something from it.

If you see a friend acting strangely or out of character, don't just write it off and instead talk to them and find out what's going on. If you suspect they might be using and abusing do everything you can to get them the help that they need.

Graeme's drug and alcohol infused postings here seem to have brought enjoyment and entertainment to many but behind the scenes several of his friends have mentioned how such episodes embarrassed him and he regretted having posted in such shape. In some way the reactions on this and other forums may have in fact enabled him in some small way.

Graeme will be missed by many, most of all by his family and close friends. To me it would be a disservice to his memory not to use his passing as a cautionary tale that we might all learn some important lessons from. Such lessons could help save someone in the future and I think Graeme would appreciate that.

This post was edited on 2/22 10:31 AM by MCG DAWG

Link: Graeme's Dad speaks.
Posted on 2/22 10:23 AM | IP: Logged

nm

Posted on 2/22 10:31 AM | IP: Logged

nm

Posted on 2/22 10:32 AM | IP: Logged

GATA

Posted on 2/22 10:33 AM | IP: Logged

.

Posted on 2/22 10:33 AM | IP: Logged

it isn't easy. But I can assure you that the actual discomfort of confronting a loved one is much LESS than the anxiety that might stop you from it.

Most of the time the person is glad that someone actually gives a damn about them. The road ahead for them isn't easy at all and has ups and downs. But that initial event of letting them know you care enough to tell them what they don't want to hear is very often the single catalyst they need to turn their life around.

It doesn't always end in a success story, but you do owe it to them AND yourself to do it.

Posted on 2/22 10:35 AM | IP: Logged

nm

Posted on 2/22 10:35 AM | IP: Logged

HBTD

Posted on 2/22 10:36 AM | IP: Logged

The toll it takes on a family, both emotionally and financially can be devastating.

Posted on 2/22 10:36 AM | IP: Logged

Previous Topic | Next Topic | Back to Topics

Post New topic Post New Poll Post Reply Page 1

LATEST NEWS




Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos UGASports.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2007 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.