Elaine Arteaga Died Unexpectedly After Getting A Covid Vaccine

Elaine Arteaga of California was an active and loving mother, as well as a devoted wife. She passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2021.

Elaine reportedly had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest after having gone to bed. She spent a week in ICU, and did not recover. She leaves behind her husband Tony and two sons, Lucas and Diego.

According to Elaines Facebook default picture dated April 29, 2021, she had received a covid vaccine prior to her death. It is uncertain if she received both doses of the vaccine, and which brand she had.

Yvonne Janelle Fisher made a Facebook post on May 30, 2021 stating that Elaine graduated from Ranier Beach High School in 1988. Elaine was approximately 50 years old.

Elaine’s sister-in-law Maria Arteaga Colen also made a heartfelt post regarding the unexpected loss. In the post Maria also writes: “our family gatherings and holidays will never be the same without you.”

A gofundme was created on behalf of Elaine’s two sons, and states:

“Thousands of Sacramento families probably have no idea of the role Elaine played in improving their lives. She spent her career at Child Action Inc., eventually becoming a senior executive at the private nonprofit that connects working parents with childcare and other support“.

“We know Elaine for her warm personality, her smile, her quirks and her ability to laugh at herself. She woke up thinking of others, was often the one who checked in on family members and friends, offering encouragement and keeping everyone connected. Outside of work, she played coed adult-league soccer for years, racking up numerous championships“.

Elaine was very involved in her community and her presence will undoubtedly be missed. Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time.

Masako Kikekawa In A Coma And Unresponsive One Day After 2nd Moderna Vaccine

Masako Kikekawa is a 49 year old otherwise healthy mother who resides in California. On May 20, 2021 she received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine. Due to side effects of the vaccine, Masako has been in a coma and unresponsive since May 21, 2021.

According to her sister-in-law Farrah Karapetian, Masako developed a bad fever after her second Moderna vaccine and it caused her heart to stop. The hospital did CPR for twenty minutes to revive her. Thus far, she has not recovered.

A gofundme was created for Masako Kikekawa and her children. The donations as of June 1, 2021 were over $22,000.00. The fundraiser goal was only $10,000.00. This family appears to be very loved.

Our thoughts are with Masako and her family during this difficult time. There are many tragic stories being shared about these vaccines. Unfortunately, many families are being silenced.

26 Year Old Chance Sula Died Two Weeks After Moderna Vaccine

Chance “Florexic” Sula passed away two weeks after his first dose of the Moderna vaccine. It has been said that he developed blood clots that led to a seizure, and then a heart attack.

News broke out across social media on behalf of Chance’s family members. They would like others to be made aware of potential consequences of these experimental vaccines.

Friends and family of Chance Sula are currently raising money to cover funeral expenses. Their goal is to raise $10,000,00. As one friend announced the fundraiser on Facebook, a sibling of Chance also posted on twitter:

“At 26, my older brother Chance, died 2 weeks after his first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The doctors called it coincidence.”

The following statement was made on the fundraiser page:

“The Sula family would like everyone to be aware of the COVID vaccines and the effect they can have on your body/health. Please consult your doctors, etc before getting the vaccine to be sure it is the right decision for you.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

39 Year Old Jennifer Appolloni Has A Stroke 4 Days After Pfizer Vaccine

Jennifer Toole Appolloni’s stroke story was first brought to light on social media on April 18, 2021. Tiffany Toole, Jennifer’s sister, had posted the information on Facebook. That same day, @angelaisawake tweeted the information on twitter.

News that Jennifer suffered a massive stroke five days after her Pfizer vaccine, began to spread quickly.

A gofundme fundraiser was created and the initial fundraiser statement says:

“Jen wasn’t feeling herself,  she had a bad headache but wanted to get the girls ready for school then go to an urgent care later. Jen  wasn’t able complete what she wanted to do that morning and collapsed on the floor. Her husband, Aaron called 911 – Jen was rushed to the local hospital stabilized then transported to the Orlando Health ICU.”

On May 13, 2021 Aaron Appolloni, Jennifer’s husband, had updated the fundraiser and let everyone know that Jennifer was finally off the ventilation. She was ready to begin her next phase of treatment, which would consist of a lot of therapy.

Unfortunately, Jennifer had another recent setback. May 23, 2021 a new update was shared on gofundme. In the update it states:

“Jenn was readmitted to the hospital from her therapy location last Wednesday night due to a complication with her surgery. She has since been reevaluated and had to have some additional surgical procedures which will delay her a few weeks and then she will be back into full rehab.”

Our thoughts are with Jennifer and her family as she continues to fight this battle. She has no insurance coverage and has accumulated six weeks worth of medical bills thus far. She still has many more weeks to go in effort to make a full recovery.

The fundraiser for Jennifer and her family has generated almost 25k of the 100k goal.

35 Year Old Alpa Tailor Dies After Complications From Astra Zeneca Vaccine

Alpa Tailor passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 at the age of 35. She leaves behind a husband and two young children.

According to a family member, Neha Tailor, Alpa died due to side effects from her Astra Zeneca vaccine. She had blood clot issues that turned into a need for brain surgery, from which she never fully recovered.

According to a Facebook post by Kavita Gandesha; a fundraiser was created for Alpa’s husband and two young children, ages one and five. The donation amounts collected were twice the amount of the fundraiser’s initial goal.

The fundraiser, organized by Neha Tailor states:

Alpa Tailor will be missed by many and is another life that is gone too soon. May she rest in peace.

39 Year Old Marilyn Gotay Dead 12 Hours After Moderna Vaccine

39 year old Marilyn Gotay received her covid Moderna vaccine as a prerequisite to donating an organ to her husband Amauriz “Mo” Gonzalez, who was going to be having transplant surgery. Having been deemed healthy enough to donate and being a good match for her husband, Marilyn went ahead and got the vaccine on April 9, 2021.

Approximately twelve hours after her vaccine, Marilyn passed away on April 10,2021 in her sleep. Her lifeless body was discovered face down by her youngest child. When help arrived, Marilyn was declared D.O.A.

According to one fundraiser;

“Marilyn was born on July 6, 1981 to Edward “Bolo” Gotay and Eva Roldan-Gotay. She met the love of her life, partner and best friend Amauriz “Mo” Gonzalez, January 5, 2000 and together they had two beautiful children; Edward (16 and autistic) and Alexia (11). Mo is currently on the NYC waitlist for a Kidney transplant as he suffers from end stage renal disease and is on dialysis and disability.”

According to another fundraiser ran by Marilyn’s sister, Blasina Sims, Marilyn was the youngest of five sisters and the life of the party. Marilyn’s children were her pride and joy and she didn’t like going places without them.

Marilyn’s sister Josephine Sims, and many others shared their grief on social media. Many hearts are broken over the loss of Marilyn Gotay. She was a loving and generous person, who was taken from the world too soon.

Rest In Peace

Brenda Lee Pettit Died Within 24 Hours Of Her Moderna Vaccine

Brenda Lee Pettit of Charlestown, Maryland passed away on May 7, 2021, at the age of 61. According to a fundraiser organized by her son Chad Rapoza, she died within 24 hours of her covid Moderna vaccine.

The fundraiser states that:

“The State of Maryland is at odds with Brenda’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) regarding the cause of Brenda’s death. Currently the state is ruling her death due to natural causes whereas her PCP is adamant that Brenda’s medical history should have not resulted in her sudden an unexpected death. The fact is that Brenda died less than 24 hours after her 2nd Moderna vaccination for COVID-19 and the state is denying that there is a connection.”

According to her obituary, Brenda leaves behind her husband of 25 years Robert Pettitt of Charlestown, MD. She was the mother to Amie Rapoza of North East, MD, Chad Rapoza and his wife Monica of North East, MD, Kelly Rapoza of Waynesboro. She also had 8 grandchildren.

The family is currently raising funds to investigate Brendas death. May she rest in peace.

Ohioan Juan Ramirez Dies After Complications From Pfizer Vaccine

Juan Jesus Ramirez of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on May 17, 2021. It has been said that he was experiencing complications with his Pfizer covid vaccine and did not recover. Juan’s obituary also states that his death was caused by “complications of the covid vaccine.”

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Rosanna Jarvis Ramirez; and children, Alma Ramirez, Michelle Smith and Michael Pelletier; and many grandchildren and other family.

Rosanna had posted Juans story on Facebook May 3, 2021 and explained the complications he was having. Rosanna states that on March 10, 2021 Juan was in bed with a bad headache and had said he “felt like he was freezing.” Within ten minutes she had to call an ambulance and before they could get him to the hospital, he flatlined.

After having spent time in ICU, on March 17 Juan was moved into an ICU stepdown unit. Once in that unit, Juan then began having seizures. He was placed back in the ICU, and never fully recovered from this experience.

Juan appears to have been very loved, and will be deeply missed. Visitation will be Monday, May 24th, 2021 from 12:00. -2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, Ltd., 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, Ohio.

32 Year Old Daniel Spampanato Dead After Covid Vaccine

Daniel Spampanato passed away April 9, 2021 at the age of 32. He leaves behind his wife Holly, their two year old son Carter, as well as many friends and family members.

According to social media posts and different Fundraiser’s held for Holly and Carter, Daniel suffered a stroke after his vaccine and did not recover. In the gofundme fundraiser, a relative by the name of Alison Engwell (cousin by marriage) states:

“On the morning of Tuesday 6th April, Holly woke to discover Daniel needed an emergency Ambulance. The paramedics took Daniel to Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he was diagnosed as having a major stroke. On Wednesday the 7th, Daniel had deteriorated. He was transferred to Nottingham Queens Medical Centre for life saving surgery. Unfortunately, the operation was not successful. Daniel spent his last days in intensive care surrounded by his loved ones. His life support was switched off on 9th April 2021.”

According to Linda Spampanato, a doctor did confirm that Daniel’s stroke was due to the Astra Zeneca vaccine. She appears to be advocating to raise awareness so other families do not end up in the same situation.

Another fundraiser was held on Facebook and was organized by Holly’s Mother, Stacy Harris. The family seems very grateful on both fundraisers, for the generosity others showed during such a difficult time.

Comments on social media as well as all of the fundraiser donations reflect that Daniel and his family are very likable and loved. There is no doubt that he will be missed.

Although Daniel’s wife and son appear to have a strong support system, nothing will ever fill the void of having Daniel taken so soon.

Helga Groening Passed Away A Few Days After Her Covid Vaccine

Social media posts announced the death of Helga Groening recently. Bettina Dooley, Helga’s daughter, stated that she passed away on March 26, 2021.

Helga’s daughter Bettina Dooley mentions that her mother had just had a covid vaccine a few days prior to her death. She states: “Just a coincidence?? Not so sure!!”

Helga’s granddaughter Sammi Dooley wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook as well. Although she doesn’t blame the vaccine entirely, she expresses “a very strong feeling it had something to do with it.”

On March 21, 2021 Sammi Dooley made another post honoring her grandmother’s birthday. She says her Omi is incredibly missed.

Our thoughts are with Helga’s loved ones, as they grieve and mourn her loss. She appears to have been a lovely woman.

If you or a loved one have a covid vaccine reaction, injury, or death story you would like shared, please contact us.

Young Model Stephanie Dubois Dies After Astra Zeneca Vaccine

Stephanie Dubois, of Cyprus, was a model with RMG Model Agency. She was recently hospitalized and in a coma after a brain hemorrhage. Her condition was said to be a reaction from the Covid Astra Zeneca vaccine according to friends and family on social media.

Unfortunately Stephanie did not survive. She passed away on May 21, 2021. The specific date was announced in a fundraiser organized by a family friend named Kamran Abassalty.

Francesco Group Church Lane also posted their condolences on Facebook May 23, 2021. Across social media there were many heartbroken people posting comments on Stephanie’s Facebook photos.

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Stephanie had made a Facebook post on May 6, 2021 that she had gotten her vaccine and felt “horrendous”.

On May 14 Stephanie had made another public post about her symptoms. She said that her joints had seized, she was experiencing shakes, headache, dizziness, and that she was struggling to breathe. Stephanie also mentions feeling discouraged with how her body is responding and her inability to take a trip she had been looking forward to.

On May 14 she made an additional public post thanking people for their kind words and well wishes. She had gotten blood work done and mentions “my white blood cell count is high, but they don’t know what is causing it. This morning really scared me to be honest.”

On May 18 she announced being tired, and done feeling ill. She is said to have had more testing that day.

Stephanie’s uncle, Stephane Gillisjans made a post on May 19 that Stephanie was admitted into ICU, and wrote “we are freaking out”. He continued to relay a message from Brigitte Davenport, Stephanie’s mother.

According to social media posts, Stephanie’s brain stopped functioning. Former co-workers, friends, and family continue to share their grief on social media. She was a beautiful and talented soul, taken from the world too soon.

Air Force Veteran Bernard “Bernie” White Passed Away After Complications From Moderna Vaccine

United States Air Force Veteran Bernard “Bernie” White passed away May 16, 2021. It has been said that he had experienced complications after his Moderna vaccine and did not recover.

Bernie’s daughter Elizabeth White organized a gofundme fundraiser and states:

“For those of you who don’t know, my dad has been hospitalized since 3/2/2021.  He has been diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, acute kidney failure, bloods clots in his legs and arms, and a brain bleed. All of this was a sudden onset when he received the moderna vaccine on 2/24/2021. He is now at Riverside. Today 3/25/2021 they opened up his skull to do a craniotomy to relieve pressure and swelling on his brain.”

On May 19, 2021 the fundraiser page was updated with the announcing of his death.

“May 16, 2021 dad passed with his loved ones by his side. If you would like to donate towards funeral costs, the extensive medical bills we are left with, etc. thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Bernie’s obituary says that “Bernie is survived by his wife, Cuba (Williamson) White; daughter Elizabeth (Brayton Ross) of Coshocton; son Jarrod (Kristin) Williams of Clarksville, TN; step-sons Ron (Lori) Williamson and Jamie (Sarah) Williamson; grandchildren Braylee and Embrlynn Ross, Joseph and Jackson Williams, Veronica (Chaz) Pittman, Emily, Danielle, Mikayla, Nick, Maggie, and Nolan Williamson; siblings Becky (Bob) Robins, Joseph (Pearlie) Burr, Linda White, and Helen White; step brother Jerry White; and several nieces and nephews.” 

The gofundme fundraiser has generated $3555.00 of the $5000.00 goal thus far. One of his co-workers, Terry McGuire donated and wrote:

“Bernie was a wonderful man, a great co-worker, and a friend. Prayers are with you and you family.“

Bernie appears to have been very loved, and will be deeply missed.

Adriana’s Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reaction Has Left Her With 180k In Medical Bills

Adriana Caponte’s experience with her Pfizer covid vaccine on January 25, 2021 has become her worst nightmare. Her vaccine reaction landed her in ICU and she has been out of work every since.

In her fundraiser she writes:

I am 32 years old and a single mother of a 12 year old son. I recently had a terrible incident that left me fighting for my life after receiving my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at work. I had to undergo major test and procedures and be intubated and brought back to life. I spent some time in a coma then in ICU and since I’ve been released and recovering home getting physical therapy and occupational therapy. I had to learn how to walk again, talk again, write again and just learn everything all over  again. I also lost my memory for a while have been regaining those memories daily.

Unfortunately the medical care due to her reaction to the Pfizer vaccine has left her with some hefty medical bills. Although she had insurance coverage, for some reason her insurance will not cover a substantial amount of the expenses.

According to Adriana’s gofundme campaign she is still battling with her health insurance company over these medical bills. In a fundraiser update done in April of 2021 Adriana wrote:

“ My medical bills are outstanding and are now over 160K and rising. I keep on calling and appealing, but I keep getting denied. I do in fact have insurance GHI to be exact that I get from my job at NYC department of corrections so I’m having a hard to figuring out why everything is being denied left and right.”

Thus far, Adriana has raised $12551.00 of her $100,000.00 goal. She seems to believe that only 1% have a severe allergic reaction to these vaccines. Unfortunately the real number of severe allergic reactions or reactions in general can’t be determined at the moment. This is unapproved investigational medicine and we are still in trials. Peer reviewed studies will be conducted once trials are completed.

If you or a loved one has experienced an adverse reaction or health issues after your covid vaccine please reach out to me so your stories can be heard.

Young Mother Suffers Brain Hemorrhage After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Melanie is a young mother who is said to live in or around Seattle, Washington. Her vaccine reaction was mentioned by her brother Leonard Jones, who organized a gofundme fundraiser on her behalf.

Leonard states:

“ I never imagined that my sister, given her healthy well being prior, could experience something so life threatening so suddenly.”

“Over the course of 14 days spent in the hospital, countless blood and imaging tests, we learned the hemorrhage was caused by multiple clots in her brain, likely in response to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine she’d received 2 weeks prior.”

In the first three days of the fundraiser for Melanie, the goal amount of $5000.00 has almost tripled. Current donations are $13,395.00.

Melanie’s story is still developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Steve Koek Passed Away After His Covid Vaccine

Steve Koek from Chicago, Illinois got his vaccine sometime before April 24, 2021 judging by his Facebook photo. He had a heart attack not long after according to the gofundme page, and ended up in ICU where he remained unresponsive for several days.

Unfortunately Steve did not recover from this experience. Hospice was called in recently and Steve Koek passed away on Friday May 11, 2021.

Betty Stevenson organized a fundraiser for Steve and stated the following:

“On Thursday morning, April 29th, the lives of Andi and Steve were forever changed. Steve experienced a heart attack that led to cardiac arrest. The Naperville Police and Fire Department responded quickly and the EMTs worked to keep Steve breathing until they got him to Edward Hospital. There, the ER staff was able to insert an airway, and get his heart rate somewhat stabilized, after experiencing a dangerously rapid heartbeat.

Today is Tuesday, May 4, and Steve remains in ICU unresponsive. He has developed pneumonia and influenza and is experiencing seizure activity. Steve’s current MRI shows mild brain injury. His neurologist said that Steve’s recovery will include millions of baby steps over many, many months.”

On May 14, 2021 Ken Koek, Steve’s brother, posted the following on Facebook:

“RIP Big Brother! You were the kindest man I knew. You will be missed by many, and loved always.”

Steve seems to have been very likable and loved. His fundraiser generated over $29,000.00 of the $35,000.00 goal.

This story will be updated with Steve Koek’s Obituary when more information becomes available.

If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or reaction to your Covid vaccine and would like to share your story, please contact me at: angelabininger@TheEmpoweror.com.

Miguel Ayala Passed Away After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Miguel Ayala is said to have passed away. Heidi Aylaya organized a fundraiser yesterday to assist with memorial expenses.

So far the fundraiser that was started yesterday has received over $7,000.00 of the requested $5000.00 goal. Miguel appears to have been very loved, and will be greatly missed.

If you or a loved one have been injured and would like to share your story, email me at:

angelabininger@TheEmpoweror.com

Cartoonist Jesse Hamm Dead From Blood Clot After Moderna Vaccine

Jesse’s death was announced by his wife Anna Sahrlng-Hamm on twitter May 12, 2021. Her post reads: “@jesse_hamm just died. Blood clot in lung.”

In the thread of comments someone asks “Was he covid vaccinated” and Anna responds: “He had one shot of Moderna”.

Jesse Hamm was known for his works with DC Comics and Marvel. Social media posts also mention that he was a generous teacher.

Jesse’s presence will be missed. He will be remembered as a talented and kind soul, who left the world too soon. According to celebpie.com, Jesse’s netbook Dark Horses, Plants Vs Zombies volume 18: Constructionary Tales, will be published July 28, 2021.

Amanda’s Pfizer Covid Vaccine Experience Is How Ex Vaxxers Are Born

Amanda’s story is just like many others in regards to covid vaccines. Her story is exactly how ex vaxxers are born. It is another example as to why experiments and investigational medicine should stay in laboratories instead of being marketed to the general public.

I watched several of Amanda’s videos today and looked at evidence she posted to her timeline. She has recorded videos while hospitalized and while at home. One of her videos had the title “Please Help Save My Life”.

In another live video posted, she gives others knowledge of her ER experience and the advice she was given there. She was advised to contact specialists instead of going through the ER. She was informed that unless it is life threatening and you would die otherwise, the ER can not admit you into a hospital.

Amanda is now in search of a doctor in Texas who can help her. If you can help Amanda, please let her know. She is asking for help.

If you or a loved one would like to share your story or experience please contact me at: angelabininger@theempoweror.com

Kimberley Anne Lockwood Passed Away 9 Days After Astra Zeneca Vaccine

Kimberley’s husband Damien announced her death on Facebook. He states that she passed away on March 24, 2021 and only nine days after her AstraZeneca vaccine.

Damien made an additional post on May 12, 2021 stating that it has been confirmed by the coroner that the vaccine caused Kimberley’s death.

Kimberly leaves behind a husband and two sons. She was a young mother, who was taken from this world too soon.

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Ashley Chicoine’s Covid Vaccine Reaction

Ashley Chicoine received her covid vaccine in January. According to her gofundme, she states that she has had a variety of side effects. Major side effects include high blood pressure, some paralysis, and seizures. Her feet also began turning purple as seen in her photograph.

Ashley created a few videos for those who are interested in hearing more about her story. For now, those videos are still on tiktok. They can be found on google as of today, by searching her name and then hitting the video tab.

Anthony Nguyen Kha Huy, Age 45, Dead 10 Days After Covid Vaccine

Anthony received his covid vaccine on April 20th according to his brother-in-law Phuong Tran. He passed away 10 days later at the age of 45. Family suspects the vaccine caused his death.

Friends and family have used gofundme as a resource to raise money for his wife and their two young children. They have received a lot of support.

Judging by social media posts, this man and his family are very loved. He will be greatly missed.

48 Year Old Ohio Surgeon & Military Veteran Thomas Lee Flanigan Dies After Moderna Vaccine

Thomas Lee Flanigan, age 48 passed away shortly after receiving his Moderna vaccine. Thomas spent time serving in the U.S. Army and worked as a surgeon in the state of Ohio.

Thomas had his first Moderna vaccine on January 6, 2021, and his second dose on February 3, 2021. He passed away on April 27, 2021.

The cause of his death is still under investigation. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Rumor has it that Thomas loved joking around, and was proud of his dad jokes. It has been said that he wrote his own obituary, of which he pinned to himself prior to his death.

Lisa Basiuk-Stonehouse’s Aunt Claims She Died From Covid Vaccine

Last night I was searching for additional vaccine injuries and came across a heartbreaking story from Canada.

Lisa Basiuk-Stonehouse passed away May 3, 2021 after her AstraZeneca vaccine. According to her Aunt Shari, blood clots caused a stroke and the matter is still being investigated.

Lisa’s husband Morrie passed away two years ago, according to the Facebook post by Lisa’s Aunt Shari Turner. Lisa and Morrie’s daughter Jordan, is now 19 years old.

A gofundme account has been created, and as of May 3, 2021 the fundraiser had generated 19k of the 25k goal. It appears Lisa and her family are very loved.

Subscribe today for more Covid vaccine injury stories. You can also follow @angelaisawake on twitter where I will continue to post as well.

Families are being silenced and these stories are being suppressed by mainstream media.

Life With Alcoholics- Lesson #3843

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I’ve spent twenty years of my life trying to understand alcoholism. I have gone to Alanon for families who deal with alcoholics. I’ve tried a more spiritual route such as prayer and church. I have read articles, books, and case studies.

I retired in my role as the provoker years ago. And I have exhausted myself as the martyr in recent years. Oh yes the martyrs. They are the ones who hope there is a day of awakening for the alcoholics in their life. Those that they either love or have loved.

The martyr has moments of hoping there will be a day the alcoholic feels bad for the deeds they have done. They just want to see apologies and recovery. Most of all, they want healing.

I have gone head to head with the ones who maintain the roles of being “the rescuer”. Years ago I was considered the rescuer too, so perhaps that is why their rescuing affects me like it does. I’d clean up the messes, apologize for many horrific social scenes of drunken stupor and I’d make excuses for the drunkenness all the time.

Over the course of time I got sick of being the provoker. I was tired of demanding respect, maturity, love and so forth. I got tired of telling stories of the things I would wake up to. I was tired of feeling embarrassed, mistreated, and unloved. So, I went on strike after that.

To me, the rescuers seem just as bad as the alcoholics themselves. They appear to have every excuse under the sun for the behavior of the alcoholic. Nothing is the alcoholics fault. And I mean nothing. Everything is blamed on people in the past or present days of the alcoholics life.

The rescuers claim they love their alcoholic but tough love has gone astray. They can’t find it no matter how hard they look. And they just can’t stand up to the alcoholic in effort to get them the treatment that they need.

Sometimes the alcoholic wants help but they do not have one person whom they respect to look them in the eyes and say: “Man you have a problem and you need serious help. Are you ready to get better yet? Because I can’t keep watching this. It is hurting everyone around you but mostly you!”

Questions of the day for the rescuers:

If your loved one had any other disease like Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease etc. and everyone around them could tell just by looking at them…..wouldn’t you try to help them?

Or would you make a bunch of excuses and blame others for the loved one not being in their best health? Would you claim other people gave them their disease? Would you say they had no disease regardless of their diagnosis?

Or would you continue to say: “Screw those people, they are all crazy. You’re just fine dear. Now I would help you but I just love you too much. And if I help you then that means I’d have to admit that I was wrong about you to all those people! So we will just keep this between us and go on about our business. Okay?”