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Nineteen-year-old Connor Eckhardt died after using the legal marijuna-like drug "spice". His devastated parents are hoping others can learn from his death.
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00:01 -- aren't. Happy go lucky could've been a model for
00:05 Gap jeans a nice family with parents all adopted children. A
00:10 -- real family traveling and doing things that all American families
00:13 to. This is the past fourth of July Connery in the
00:16 family together at the beach -- good. This is -- July
00:21 11 age nineteen on life support at a hospital his parents
00:25 and sisters gathered around saying goodbye. A final hug from his
00:29 mom and you even a match. The family buys bedside waiting
00:33 for organ donation to be arranged shortly after that Connor was
00:37 gone. Happen apparently caught -- took one hit office by cigarette.
00:42 He collapsed and went into a coma. Spices that type of
00:45 synthetic marijuana is illegal but if you ask for it and
00:49 a smoke -- opera non chain convenience store many -- elegy.
00:54 Most teams know about spikes most parents don't -- -- didn't
00:59 they do now. So you're never sure exactly what you're gonna
01:03 get in spots and even somebody who's experimented with the we're
01:06 used it can be subject to the same types of outcomes.
01:09 The next time they try it. To say goodbye to your
01:12 child must be the hardest emotional wreckage any parent can imagine.
01:16 While waiting for helicopters to take flight with Connors organs to
01:19 save others. DeVon Veronica -- cherish the moments they had left
01:24 with their boy. But those hours and days which we spent
01:28 almost. All of that in the hospital. We were able to
01:32 touch him and to kiss him and to rub our fingers
01:36 through his hair I took pictures of this freckles in this
01:39 bars and and footprints and hand prints anything that I could
01:44 think that to memorialize and remember. Things about -- people don't
01:48 get that opportunity and we got that. Gift. Life's experiences. And
01:54 he's going through the. You guys. You know you look back
01:59 and you feel like well -- we live. -- -- think
02:03 his story's not over he's not physically with me unconscious mom.
02:12 I can't even explain what it's like to please sign your
02:14 child your daughter. But you know that this is not finished
02:19 this is not over. Gives our family -- The FaceBook page
02:24 dedicated content reed Eckhardt has become nothing short of a global
02:28 phenomenal. People who have -- spice are pledging to stop and
02:32 parents of teens who were out of the loop or now
02:35 well within it. It took a life to save perhaps many
02:38 more. All Connors parents want is for their son to have
02:43 not died for nothing. So I talked to -- -- tonight
02:47 who deals illegal tobacco whopping downstate. He says that news travels
02:51 quickly through the underground about what happened to -- -- caught
02:55 those selling spice are considering stopping. Once their -- supply runs
02:59 out and as word spreads of what happened to Connor. Spices
03:02 highly profitable but as the counterfeit -- told me it's highly
03:06 dangerous because you don't know how much chemical is in each