Christopher James aged 20 Sheffield England
by David Staniforth
My son Chris died on May 12th 2011, the cause of death was a pulmanory embolism as a result of a DVT - This means that a blood clot formed in his calf and then traveled to his lung which killed him. He was heavily involved in IT and loved playing long sessions on his Xbox - playing in team games with his peers all over the country and also on the US and Canada. by being sat still in one place he died - please look up and learn about DVT and if you can and possibly pass on the message. I am Christophers father David and together with his friends we are working to publish a website called www.taketimeout.info - we dont want people to stop playing the games but to raise awareness to take a break and move around. I believe we are at the start of a huge problem because as the games become more compelling the sessions will last longer. I want to let the world know that E Thrombosis is emerging as a serious concern - its the same issue as DVT in long haul flights which most people have heard about and take precautions. it is perfectly understandable that whilst parents would prefer their kids to be outside playing or taking part in physical activity, they feel comfortable knowing that their child is safe in his room on the computer. I love my son very much and wish this was not true but it is. thank you for this wonderful site and to all others who find themselves grieving for a loved one - God Bless You.