Mother warns about ‘fainting game’ that cost 12-year-old his life

National News

HERRIMAN, Utah (KSL) — Football stadiums always feel a little emptier during the off-season.

The field outside Utah’s Herriman High School feels emptier than normal, but Celestia Muai had to come here.

“A lot of people loved my boy. He was a good boy,” said Muai.

The gridiron is where Muai says her son would have been a star.

She was looking forward to watching her son play football on Friday nights for Herriman High School. Instead, she’s planning his funeral.

Muai says her son Tua was playing a dangerous game this past weekend with some friends at his South Jordan home called the “fainting game.”

It involves choking yourself or a friend to the point of passing out to give some type of rush. It cost Tua his life.

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