Ecstasy is a common drug taken by teens and young adults. Twenty-two-year-old Jordy Hurdes took a single bad pill and his body revolted. He was sent to the hospital and has never been the same since.
He has been left with a very noticeable stutter and muscle spasms that continually wear him out. Although not yet confirmed, he may have these symptoms for the rest of his life.
He posted this photo on his Facebook page, along with a long post about how lucky he is to be alive.
Shortly after, he posted the following video with the hopes that he can save other people from falling into the same trap.
Warning: The video is extremely difficult to watch.
Here’s what he says in the video:
“The party scene’s pretty big these days in Australia, and so is Ecstasy…Look guys, this isn’t for sympathy or anything, this is for awareness.”
“It’s played a huge part in my life and affected a lot of people in my family as well as my friends. Doctors can’t believe I’m still alive, so I’m grateful I’m still here. It’s a waiting game at the moment to see whether I’ll have permanent jerking like I do now, and with my stutter I’m not sure it will get better any time soon. But just, please guys, don’t get sucked in. It all seems like fun and games and a cheap $25 pill – but it’s not worth it.”
“Say no to drugs – do it for me. Please, guys.”
“I just want to thank everyone for all the support and all the messages. Sorry I haven’t been able to respond to all of them, I’m just so exhausted from muscle spasms.”
“Please, guys, just don’t do it. Love all of you.”
His video continues to be shared all over the world, and he is grateful for the amount of support he continues to receive.