ok so this past weekend I found out that one of my little brother's friends over-dosed on "bars" and DIED! It actually happened last Sunday night but my little brother didn't find out until last Wednesday and didn't tell me until this past weekend..

We spoke with the Mother, which was a family friend since '01 when we moved here and she gave us the story, as brutal and scary as it is!!!! Chris Garcia is his name, 19 years old, very loveable kid and very sweet but had been fighting the everyday pressures of being a teenager and dealing with a drug problem! Mrs. Patty, the mother, informed us that the night that he died, she and her youngest son had gotten to an argument with his older brother, Chris and somehow or another Mrs. Patty got involved and ended up fighting with her son too and soon Chris left the house and was never to be seen again...

he went to a party and overdosed on "bars" and ended up falling asleep and his friends FREAKED out and tried to wake him up and he wasn't waking up so im assuming they used their own judgement to pronounce him dead and took him to a nearby pond and dumped him there! Well, the next day one of the guys that helped throw him in the pond, actually felt remorsed and called Mrs. Patty and told her what happened...

Well speaking to my little brother was so hard, you can just see the fright in his eyes and he told me that last saturday night he saw him walking on a street that runs right by the neighborhood where he lived (my family lives in the same neighborhood as the Garcia family) and he said that that was the first time he had talked to Chris in 2 years!!!!!! So i think it's cool how God gave them each a chance to say hi to eachother before Chris passed! My brother said that Chris's body had been in the water too long and the fish started eating at him and his body was torn up real bad so they had mostly a closed cascet funeral but JD (my little brother) said that before they buried him, they opened his cascet and im sure it was way more frightening than i could ever imagine but he said he was so distraught by seeing him dead and looking like he was! Im sure that the morgue did the best they could to make him look decent...

 I just wanted to write this because I cannot get the thought of this out of my head, its so scary and just sounds like a Horror Movie to me...I cannot express how sad Mrs.Patty is, she did not get to say a REAL goodbye to her son! This is the part that touches me the most, i hope that i never have to go through losing my child, For those of you that have lost one, I reach my arms out to you and want to give you a (((hug)))!!

I just am asking for prayers for her and her family! This has made me realize how being a Mom is such a hard but wonderful thing and as a new mother, I cannot imagine if this happened to me...i am deeply touched by this...

Thanks for reading this and please, i am asking for thoughts and prayers for The Garcia Family! Thanks so much again!

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Mama2...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM What the hell is bars and how do I keep them away from my kid? Sorry that was the first thing that came to mind. Now, I am so sorry for you bro he sounds heartbroken. I can't even look at the bright side as there is none. Give him a hug for me and I will be  praying for all involved.

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FromAtoZ
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM

This is heartbreaking for that family. And maddening at the kids who couldn't do the right thing.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone concerned, including your brother.  I'm sure he is so upset over this.  He has his big sister there for them, that is a gift.

By the way, what are 'bars'?  I'm old and out of the loop. lol

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my3angls
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM Please don't take offense to this, are they sure it was an overdose? It sounds a little weird that the "friends" would dump him in the water... unless there was something else that happened... I come from a family of law enforcement officers... I just think it sounds suspicious...

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my3angls
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:47 AM

I pray for his family and yours as well.... also people.... Bars are Xanax... a prescription anxiety medication.... very dangerous if taken the wrong way...

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Momof...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:49 AM

So sad!  my prayers are going out to you and that family!   Bars- around here, it's xanax, 20 mg.   they come little bars that can be broken into four different pieces... very addictive and deadly in certain circumstances.....

I'm so sorry to hear about this!  Prescription drugs seem to be the "in" thing now. I find it very unfortunate!

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vandjmom
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:50 AM I heard about this in the news honey. My mom actually called and told me about it. I am so sorry you knew him and I cannot imagine what his mother is going through. Let us all be lucky enough to raise our children and die before them. Sorry your weekend was so terrible.

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IhartU
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:52 AM what are 'bars'? Scary story and sad..

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Jalis...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:52 AM

my3angls, no offense taken, this is what the mother told us but before i spoke to the mom, JD did mention something that he might have been drugged, but knowing Chris, it does sound like him to overdose on bars, but you know what? im not sure if we will ever get the FULL story, you know? But the kids that threw him in the pond are being held in custody for tampering with crime scene evidence, or something of that nature!

Bars are like pills, like Zantex and stuff, im pretty sure, see im young and don't know that much about it but i've heard its like prescription pills...if that helps!

also*** i think the friends were all f***ed up too so they might not have known how to react when they weren't in their right minds, and who knows? could have just been some people that were there at the party and not necessatily his friends! Im pretty sure even Mrs.Patty might not know the exact truth, im not sure!

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my3angls
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:03 PM It is so sad these days that kids, (teenagers) think that to have a good time they need to rely on drugs or alcohol..... I feel for you and the family of the boy and your family as well.. Again my deepest sympathy is with you... thoughts and prayers

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ErikaM27
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:01 PM that's a very sad story.

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