Woman Shares What Energy Drinks Did To Her Husband While She Was 9 Months Pregnant

For some of us, energy drinks are the only way we make it through the day. Most people, however, rarely consider how all of that caffeine and sugar is really affecting their body. Back in April, a teen in South Carolina died suddenly from a caffeine overdose aggravated by energy drinks. Now, a new father named Austin is lucky to have made it out with his life after overusing them for months to cope with a hectic work schedule, and has been physically changed forever.

His wife, Brianna, who was just weeks away from giving birth to their first child at the time, recently took to Facebook to share the harrowing story of how her world almost completely fell apart. Sara Endres, a photographer from Sacramento, CA, has also taken a series of moving portraits that document the young family’s daily struggles in the wake of Austin’s hospitalization.

Scroll down to read about what happened in Brianna’s own words, and share this with anyone who may doubt that energy drinks can be harmful.

A new mother has bravely come forward to tell the story of how energy drinks almost cost her husband his life, and changed hers forever

“Hello, my name is Brianna, and this is my story…

Love is not the little things. It is not the phone calls, the dates, or even the memories. Love is knowing you would sacrifice things that you didn’t even know you could sacrifice. Love is selfless.

Have you ever felt your life shake ? Have you ever been hit with so much emotional turmoil to the point where everything around you becomes fuzzy and shaken? Your lungs feel tight and for a brief second you can’t do anything. You are unable to move, unable to think, unable to even react. I have. I experienced something I never thought I would experience…all while nine months pregnant with my first child.

Being pregnant is supposed to be one of the most amazing journeys you will ever embark on. You’re creating a new life. You are experiencing unconditional love for someone you have not even met.

Austin and I were so excited to meet our little boy. To bring him home. To be a family.”

Austin had picked up the habit to cope with a hectic work schedule, never imagining they would land him in the hospital

“I never imagined as I went to sleep that night, that my whole world would be shattered within hours.

I still remember my mother in law waking me up that morning. ‘Austin had an accident’ she said.

All I knew was that my husband was in the hospital. The worst part? I didn’t know why.

After a two hour drive to the hospital, I learned that my husband, the father of my child, the person I am so deeply in love with, had had a brain hemorrhage. Why? The doctors concluded (after running his tox screen and ruling out drugs) that this horrible event was due to his recent excessive energy drink consumption (a habit he had built when he started working longer hours and commuting).

Surgery was already in motion… and after an agonizing 5 hour wait, we got to see him. But while everyone was focused on the almost unrecognizable face hooked up to all sorts of machines and tubes, all I could see was his parents. I saw the light leave his mother’s eyes as she saw her motionless son laying in that hospital bed. I saw his father break down crying as he held onto his wife.

They didn’t know if the life they created together would even wake up.

Watching this family — my new family, who I have grown to love and be a part of, be so shattered and broken…that is the worst feeling I have ever felt.”

One tragic brain hemorrhage and multiple surgeries later, Austin was left with an irreparable hole in the front of his skull, and a wife on the verge of giving birth to their first child

“The next day was round two of brain surgery. Following this were strokes, seizures, swelling, and more things we weren’t prepared for.

There was a moment, sitting by his hospital bed, just praying he would be okay, that I knew I would never give up on him. No matter how messy our life would become. I was going to be by his side through all of it.

After two weeks of living in a hospital, wondering if he would survive or be taken from us, we made our way back home.

The time had come for me to deliver our baby.”

Still under the stress of dealing with Austin’s recovery, Brianna faced the monumental task of bringing their son into the world

“I’m not going to lie to anyone, it was so hard. I had planned on Austin being a part of this huge moment. Being by my side. Holding my hand. Being there to cut the cord. Being there to welcome our son into the world. It didn’t feel right…

But a beautiful miracle happened as I delivered our son. Austin woke up. I went about a week without seeing him. I thought about him every day. I cried as I looked at my child who looked just like his daddy.

When the baby was only a week old, I left him with my in-laws.

I knew I needed to see Austin. I needed to tell him that our baby was here. To tell him how much we needed him.”

Miraculously, Austin awoke from his traumatic experience shortly after the birth, and finally met his baby boy 2 months later

“Weeks went by. We chased him all over the state as more operations and procedures were ordered. I saw him every chance I got.

At a little over 2 months old, our son finally met his dad. A day I wasn’t sure I would ever see. That was the day that my heart gained some of its happiness back.

Some time after that he could finally come home to me. Our life isn’t normal. There are doctors visits and hospital trips — so many that I loose count.

But we are here. Fighting.”

Brianna now spends each day caring not only for her new son, but for her permanently disabled husband, a role she accepts with strength

“I wake up every day to take care of our beautiful little boy and my husband. I prepare the meals, do physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. I help him with personal hygiene. I help him walk. I help him with every aspect of his life.”

These poignant photos, taken by Sacramento-based photographer Sara Endres, capture the beauty and pain of this young family

“And in between these tasks I take care of our very busy eight month old. It is hard, and I am tired, but we make the most of it.”

Their story is harrowing, but also a testament to the existence of true love and self-sacrifice

“He isn’t the same man I fell in love with, but I still fall further everyday, We are fighting to help him recover. To make his life better. One day we will get there.

Until then, I will never give up on him. Because love is selfless, and I love him more than life itself.”

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This Wife's Grocery List For Her Husband Is Hilariously Extra

Some people prefer to bring a detailed list when they go grocery shopping. Era Golwalkar’s husband Gaurav gets one with diagrams and bullet points.

The couple, who live in Pune, India, takes turns grocery shopping every other week, Era told HuffPost. While she is a “foodie” who “lives to eat,” her husband doesn’t really prioritize food and “eats to live,” she said.

So, she made him an annotated, illustrated grocery list to guide him through the veggie aisle. An image of the list has gotten nearly 5,000 likes on Twitter, with responses from all over the world. 

The list includes parameters for vegetables like onions (“small size, round shape”) and mirchi, which is the Marathi name for a type of chilli pepper (“dark green, long and straight”). Era, an artist, added some doodles as well to specify shape and size.

Era said that while she understands how some people might see the list as condescending, her husband isn’t offended by it. In fact, he posted the image on his LinkedIn page before she shared it on Twitter.

“This is how we have been making our shopping lists for the last four to five months now,” Era told HuffPost. “It has been working well.”

Apparently lots of people struggle with how their partners handle the grocery shopping (or don’t), and should probably take notes. 

In a follow-up post with an “answer key,” Era explained the reasoning behind her very specific produce requests.

The list calls for both yellow and red tomatoes, she explained, because yellow ones last for a few days, and red ones are ready to use right away. And she asked for 350 grams of bhindi, or okra, because it’s the perfect amount to feed two.

Looks like this couple saves room for sweet shared desserts, too. Aww.


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Woman Googles Husband, Finds He Won The Lottery But Never Told Her

On 2007, Donna Campbell became suspicious of her husband, Arnim Ramdass, when he started to keep the television turned off and disconnected the phone line. Her suspicions rose when she found a postcard about a new home purchase.

But Campbell was unaware that her husband was hiding a $10.2 million secret from her until she Googled her husband’s name and lottery number. She found a Florida lottery press release that named 17 airline mechanics who won the jackpot, her husband was one of them.

The group of mechanics opted for the lump-sum payment of $10.2 million, meaning each of the 17 winners would receive about $600,000 before taxes.Since the winning, Ramdass took a leave of absence from work, according to his co-workers. He hasn’t shown up at the couple’s home and servers can’t find him to hand him the lawsuit papers: she wants half the money and out of the marriage.

Here’s a guy who for years has spent marital money on the lottery and at casinos, and he’s always lost,” said Bruce Baldwin, Campbell’s attorney. “And now he finally wins, and he’s trying to keep it from his wife. That’s pretty low.”

According to Campbell, when she confronted her husband, he said he bought the ticket for his daughter from another marriage.

‘I said, `Do you have any news you want to share with me?’ ” Campbell recalled. ‘He said, `No. What are you talking about?’ I said, ‘The lottery.’ ”



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Realtor Who Vanished During Harvey Found Dead, Ex-Husband Arrested

UPDATE: 11:08 p.m. ― Steve McDowell, the ex-husband of realtor Crystal McDowell, was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday in connection with her death. 

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne told the Houston Chronicle that authorities arrested the 44-year-old man based on circumstantial evidence and interviews with his ex-wife’s friends and family, as well as a “very forthcoming” interview with the suspect.

Crystal McDowell’s body was located earlier on Saturday, according to Texas EquuSearch, which did not release any additional details.


BAY TOWN, Texas ― Dozens of members of Texas EquuSearch, many of whom are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, gathered in south Texas this week to search for missing realtor Crystal McDowell.

“Several of our people have water in their homes or they are nearly destroyed, and they left what they were doing to come out here,” Texas EquuSearch founder and director Tim Miller told HuffPost on Wednesday. “We have about 100 people out here ― ground searchers, ATVs, drones, boats and the list goes on.”

McDowell, a 37-year-old mother of two from Bay Town, was last seen on the morning of Aug. 25 ― the day before Harvey ravaged the area. She was captured on video leaving her boyfriend’s house and was reportedly on her way to pick up her children from her ex-husband, Steven McDowell. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office has said it does not believe the missing woman was a victim of the storm. Authorities suspect foul play in her disappearance, but have yet to name any suspects or persons of interest.

A member of Texas EquuSearch searches for missing realtor Crystal McDowell. (Joseph Rushmore for HuffPost)A member of Texas EquuSearch searches for missing realtor Crystal McDowell. (Joseph Rushmore for HuffPost)

McDowell’s black C-class Mercedes was found on Aug. 27, submerged in water at a Motel 6 in Mont Belvieu. Authorities said they suspected it had been parked there prior to the storm.

About two dozen members of the Army National Guard joined EquuSearch, making their way through thick underbrush along West Bay Road in Bay Town, north of Highway 99. Searchers focused on the Cedar Bayou and surrounding areas.

“Information came in on the investigation that [authorities] want this area searched,” Miller said. “We’re going where they want us to go and we’re spreading out from there.”


Volunteers spent about 12 hours searching for McDowell on Wednesday and were back at it on Thursday morning.

“We flew this area with two different kinds of aircraft,” said Gene Robinson of Drone Pilot, Inc. “We used high-resolution cameras, and when we came across things we had no way of identifying, we sent in ground crews with GPS coordinates.”

Searches are ongoing this weekend.

Volunteer searchers use side scan sonar in Cedar Bayou. (Joseph Rushmore for HuffPost)Volunteer searchers use side scan sonar in Cedar Bayou. (Joseph Rushmore for HuffPost)

Miller coordinated the search efforts just days after rescuing members of his family who were trapped in a Dickinson attic with rapidly rising water.

“My granddaughter calls and she’s panicked,” Miller told HuffPost of receiving a call from Natalie Weir, 28.

“Grandpa, we’re in the attic,” he recalled her saying. “We called 911 and they can’t even tell us when they’re going to get us. We’ve got so much water down the stairs and they told us don’t go down the stairs because the electric is still on, so you don’t want to take a chance on getting electrocuted.”

Tim Miller’s granddaughter Natalie (front right), with other members of her family boating to safety in the aftermath of Harvey. (TIM MILLER/TEXAS EQUUSEARCH)Tim Miller’s granddaughter Natalie (front right), with other members of her family boating to safety in the aftermath of Harvey. (TIM MILLER/TEXAS EQUUSEARCH)

Two of Miller’s other grandchildren, a 1-year-old great-granddaughter, Miller’s ex-wife and a dog were also trapped. Miller, who had 4 feet of water in his own driveway, managed to get his boat running, and headed over to the house where his family was trapped.

“At that point in time I was really fearing that I lost the remainder of my family,” he said. Luckily, he and Texas EquuSearch member Oden “Odie” Walder were able to get everyone out safely.

Tim Miller, founder and director of EquuSearch, sits in his office in front of a portrait of his daughter, Laura, who was abducted and murdered in 1984. Miller founded EquuSearch in 2000 in honor of her.Tim Miller, founder and director of EquuSearch, sits in his office in front of a portrait of his daughter, Laura, who was abducted and murdered in 1984. Miller founded EquuSearch in 2000 in honor of her.

Miller said he’s grateful his loved ones are safe, and that his heart now goes out to McDowell’s family.

“We certainly feel the worst has happened and the sooner we find her the better chance there will be evidence for law enforcement to move forward with the investigation,” he said. “The biggest issue here is that she went missing before the storm got here. So, did she float into an isolated area that’s more difficult to get to? That’s the challenge, but hopefully we can bring some closure to this case.”

Crystal McDowell is described as 5-foot-4 and about 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink and purple dress. Her family is offering a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500.

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Israel bans wife of Fatah Official from visiting her husband until 2019

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TBS’s ‘People of Earth’ Priest Advises His Mistress to Divorce Husband in Confessional

The September 4 episode of TBS’s People of Earth “Bee Kind,” revisited their sacrilegious storyline of a Catholic priest having an affair with a married woman, and this time, they took the story to even more offensive heights.

People of Earth is a comedy about a support group of people who have been abducted by aliens, and the aliens who abducted them. Chelsea (Tracee Chimo) is a married woman in the support group and Father Doug (Oscar Nunez) is a Catholic priest and fellow group member. The two have been having an affair since last season and this season, they decide that if they are continue their relationship, they have to do it “the right way,” as if that’s even possible.

Apparently the “right way” is for Father Doug to serve as a marriage counselor to Chelsea and her husband John and steer them towards divorce:



John: The fact that Chelsea was even willing to do this gives me hope. And I know that, with your help, we can get our marriage back on track.

Father Doug: It’s always good to have hope, John. But have you thought about how healthy… A divorce might be?

John: Divorce? We didn’t come here to talk about divorce.

Father Doug: I would be doing you a disservice as a marriage counselor if I wasn’t willing to discuss all possible options.

John: I don’t think we should talk about in our first session.

Chelsea: Well, Doug is the counselor, honey, right? So, let’s let him counsel.

John: But… You are the only good thing in my life, Chelsea.

Father Doug: Why don’t we try imagining life without Chelsea.

Chelsea: Just imagine — imagine doing whatever — whatever it is that gives you joy, without me coming home and nagging you.

Father Doug: “Pick up those socks! Take a bath!”

Yes, because a priest would talk about divorce as an option when the Catholic Church doesn’t even recognize divorce. Makes total sense!

Just in case you weren’t offended enough in the first scene, of course there must be a scene in the sacred confessional, too.

Soon after, Chelsea visits Father Doug in the confessional and apologizes, saying that going to him for counseling was John’s idea and that she didn’t want to be suspicious by saying no. When Chelsea reveals that she is leaning towards divorce, Father Doug continues giving her very un-priestly advice in this exchange:



Father Doug: I have to say, Chelsea, he seems sincere about reconciling.

Chelsea: I know. He’s doing these — these different things in bed, as well. He’s trying

Father Doug: No.

Chelsea: Okay. You know what? Forget it.

Father Doug: Okay. I just –

Chelsea: I think that it’s too little too late, Doug, really, I do. I’m sorry, but I’m just gonna rip this marriage off like a band-aid. I think it’s for the best, right? Doug!

Father Doug: I’m nodding. Yes. I forgot you can’t see me. I’m nodding. I agree, I agree.

Chelsea later calls Father Doug to tell him that she informed John that she wants a divorce. When Father Doug asks how John took the news, Chelsea says, “Not very well,” and that “he mentioned something about maybe kicking your ass.”

Father Doug panics and tries to clear out the church before John arrives, but before he can get everyone out, John arrives in a fury:



Father Doug: Everyone? So sorry. Rehearsals are cancelled, please. Please, practice at home. Thank you. Thank you, Linda. Thank you, all. Rehearse at home. Exit, please. Please exit, thank you.

John: Can I, uh — Can I have a word with you, Father?

Father Doug: Oh, no. Um… This is a sacred area! You’re not allowed up here.

John: My wife was a sacred area.

Father Doug: You — Oh! Okay. Ohh! Oy, my Bobby!

Chelsea: John, stop it! He’s a priest!

John: He’s a wife-stealer!

Chelsea: No, John, stop it! Fighting Doug won’t solve anything! I don’t love you anymore! I love Doug!

John: You love him?

Chelsea: Yeah.

Father Doug: I love you, too, Chelsea.

Chelsea: Oh. John, I’m sorry. Our marriage is over. It has been for a…

John: A l-l-long while. I know. I know it is. I cheated on you again. With a lady at a gas station. Oh. I have a problem.

Aww, those two silly love birds! How romantic! Declaring their declaration of love for each other on the altar, of all places, after he just flat-out said it was a sacred area. I always love a little blasphemy with my love stories! 

And of course, the writers made John a habitual cheater so that we can all feel good about the destruction of their marriage and the affair between Chelsea and Father Doug. Because, come on! John’s a cheater anyway, so what does it matter, right? Don’t you feel better about it all now? /sarcasm

And if you had any bad feelings about Father Doug dishonoring the vows he made to God and the Catholic Church, the writers threw in one last feel-better, justification scene for him, too:



Doug: Taking a new path can be scary. But we must not be afraid to do that that is right — even if no one agrees with you, even if it’s hard — especially if it’s hard. You meet someone who, uh, changes your life in a way you never expected. I’ve met that someone. And I’m going to walk down a new path with her. Today is my last homily. From — From today on, I will no longer be Father Doug… …But just Doug.

Oh, yes! What a great message! A priest breaking his vows and leaving the Church – literally taking off the collar and stepping off the pulpit – for a married woman is “doing right.” (And if you hadn’t noticed this subtle brainwashing, the writers really make a point of using the word “right” as often as possible to refer to this extremely wrong storyline.)

And if no one agrees with you, because they know that it’s wrong, and it’s hard, because you know deep down that you are letting down God, your church, and yourself, well, then that’s a sign that you should especially continue with your sacrilegious act.

Sounds like typical leftist logic. The kind that no real priest would ever go along with if he truly meant his vows to God and the church. But if the Hollywood left can make it appear that religious leaders are just hypocrites while also spreading a message of “do whatever you want despite wise counsel and the difficulty that comes from breaking your promise,” then they get to kill two moral birds with one liberal stone.

It’s interesting as well that the writers chose three extremely sacred spaces/places for these three highly offensive scenes to take place- a Christian marriage counseling session, a confessional and an altar. Is nothing sacred to the Hollywood left anymore? Oh wait..none of it was ever sacred to them to begin with.

It’s terribly cliché to attack Christians and Christianity in such a way, but the Hollywood left never seems to care about displaying true talent. Their political and moral agendas will always trump creativity and brilliance, and this storyline is a perfect example.

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