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Grieving dad warns parents of dangers of gaming after his son dies of same

Heartbroken Dad Warns Parents After His Son Dies From Hours of Gaming

A heartbroken dad in  Bedfordshire, England, is grief-stricken after suddenly losing his 24-year-old son last month. He wrote a heartbreaking Facebook post on June 23. In which he stated that his so, Louis O’Neill, died from a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, on June 3.

But, the heartbroken dad also explained that the cause of his son’s death wasn’t brought on by predicting health issues. In fact, Louis O’Neill was a healthy man in all respects. Instead, Stanley Greening says he lost Louis because of long hours of gaming. As his son fell into a rut after being furloughed because of the coronavirus.

In his Facebook Post, the heartbroken dad opened up dirt time publicly to express about his son’s untimely death

In his Facebook Post, the heartbroken dad open ed up dirt time publicly to express about his son's untimely death

O’Neill was one of the millions who suffered due to the economic impacts of the pandemic. According to his dad, his son suddenly being without work was like having the rug pulled out from under him. Thus, he blamed the damn lockdown for his son’s untimely death. As it adversely affected his health. The heartbreaking irony is that although Greening might have thought his son was safer at home. But, he wound up being more at risk for something else entirely.

After being furloughed, his son took to gaming to escape all his worries. Caught up in a virtual world he became less active, so easily done. And while he played, he didn’t even come to know how many hours flew by.

Louis O’Neill died of Deep Vein Thrombosis

O'Neill died of deep vein thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms deep inside a vein. DVT can occur as a result of injury, surgery complications, or issues with medication. Other times, it results from long bouts of inactivity, when limited mobility restricts blood flow and blood begins collecting in the legs or other extremities. Stanley Greening said this is what doctors believed happened to his young son.

By speaking out, Greening hopes that his son’s death serves as a sobering warning to others just like him who may be stuck at home because of the pandemic. He also believes that his son’s loss should not go in vain.

That is why he is making sure to make people aware of the advantages of an active lifestyle. We would also recommend you stay active as we are locked up at our homes to stay safe from the deadly virus. Also, if you have any inspirational stories to share do let us know in the comments section below.

Written by Kashish Verma

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