My son's life - eerie coinicidence??

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My son's life - eerie coinicidence??

In two days, it will the 12th anniversary of my son's death.

The past several weeks, I have been working on doing an interview with CCTV. They are doing a large film project, about how the internet is changing society today.

I was going through the police report of my son's death, and I noticed that when he died, he lived in apartment #104. Today, the headquarters of On-line Gamers Anonymous is 104 Millers Lane in Pennsylvania. Doesn't that just send tingles down your spine!

I know he is supporting our mission from heaven!

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That's so cool, Liz! And

That's so cool, Liz! And hugs as you approach this anniversary. Thank you so much for all you do to help and inform others.

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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Indeed he is is. "O my God,

Indeed he is is.

"O my God, I do not know what will happen today, but it is enough for me to know and to believe that nothing will happen to me that is not permitted by You from all eternity for my greater good.

I adore Your holy and eternal dispositions. I surrender myself with all my heart to Your fatherly love. I make of everything a loving sacrifice in union with that of my Divine Saviour.

I ask, in His Name and through the merits of His Passion, the grace of patience and perfect submission to You in all my sufferings, so that whatever You permit to happen may be for Your greater glory and my sanctification. Amen."

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Big hugs and much love. 

Big hugs and much love.

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That is a special connection

That is a special connection and I do believe he is working right there along side you! Thinking of you on this anniversary of your son's passing and honoring his memory. I am so very grateful that you have turned great sadness into joy for all those who have been transformed through the ministry of OLGA.

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I coincidentally came across

I coincidentally came across this article today because it's by a local Richmond TV station, as I was looking up gaming addiction stuff.

NBC 12 wrote:

Shawn, at the age of 20, lost his battle with the addiction. "After struggling with him for a year in a half, he ended up committing suicide in front of the computer with that game on it and I found him on Thanksgiving Day," his mother told us.

Heartbroken, Liz was determined to prevent other parents from re-living her nightmare. She started an organization called Online Gamers Anonymous. It's a place where people can share their stories and get help.

She says, "I am sure that he is supporting me up in heaven because I get signs from him a lot, just keep going don't give up."

Video Games: Dangers of Addiction

I'm grateful that the tragedy has inspired our support network, which has helped many of us have escape the downward spiral of addiction. Thanks to you, Liz, and to Shawn for his continuing encouragement.

What you feed grows, and what you starve withers away.

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Hugs Liz and thank you both

Hugs Liz and thank you both for making a difference.

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Many bigs hugs to u Liz and

Many bigs hugs to u Liz and thank u so much for OLGA, believe me it helps me, live or stay alive. Thank u, Thank U, Thank U!!!!

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Liz, thank you for the great

Liz, thank you for the great service you are doing to humanity. OLGA is helping so many people from all walks of life all over the world.

And you are absolutely right. Even though Shawn is no longer among us on the physical plane, he continues on with his journey beyond our physical world. He no doubt continues to inspire you and help you in many ways which we humans on this world do not fully understand due to the limitations of our physical body.

I will be thinking of you on the 20th and praying for both of you. Hugs!

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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HUGS, today, Liz!!!!  Thank

HUGS, today, Liz!!!! Thank you for starting this program of recovery where I can find the support I need.

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Thank you everyone, for your

Thank you everyone, for your kind thoughts, words and prayers!

Liz Woolley

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I'd like to add my voice to

I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of thanks, Liz. This site and community has made a very significant difference in my life. I'd very likely still be gaming full-time without it.

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Liz, it is a joy to partner

Liz, it is a joy to partner with you and spreading the word. I handed out our OLGA Outreach Brochure to over 100 people this last week and over 400 people the week previous. The message is being received by thought leaders around the US and taken seriously! I am now scheduling potentially nine more talks, all containing your son's story and many more, supported by neuroscience research, medical facts, and my personal and professional experience! Through these talks, several leading researchers want to partner with me to search for genetic foundations of this addiction. Your son did not die in vain and the LORD is using Shawn's death in a mighty way to help thousands and tens of thousands of people, eventually millions of people as word travels through our educational outreach efforts!

Andrew Doan MD PhD

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Thanks Liz for Olga and many

Thanks Liz for Olga and many others who have made a difference here. I am sorry for Shawn's lost, this must be really hard for you. I could only imagine the pain you have gone through. Hugs.

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Big hugs, Liz.  There is

Big hugs, Liz.

There is more to life and love and purpose than we know or can understand. I am so grateful that in spite of your pain, you have worked so tirelessly to help others. I wish you healing and comfort during this time.

I am a recovering computer game and gambling addict. My recovery birthday: On May 6, 2012 I quit games and began working a program of recovery through OLGA No computer games or slot games for me since December 12, 2012. No solitaire games with real cards since June 2013.

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I just think it's awesome

I just think it's awesome how you turned your pain into helping others. And those numbers are just a reminder that your son's death has brought life to so many others. Hugs, Liz.

 

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So very true. I don't say it

So very true. I don't say it often, but I admire and respect you so much, Liz, for all you've done over these past 12 years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You've played a pivotal role in my getting a life.

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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