Who is Cassondra Reynolds? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Cause of Death, Investigation Report

Cassondra Reynolds Wiki – Biography

Cassondra Reynolds,  from California lost her ‘soul mate’, husband of ten years and the father of her three children when he suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest in 2011. As a mechanic John Reynolds often worked nights and would reach for an energy drink at the beginning of every shift to keep him alert – not realizing the dangers.

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He was 49 years old.

Wife and Children

A mother-of-three whose husband died of cardiac arrest nine years ago has spoken out to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking even one energy drink – as she revealed a doctor told her it is ‘like playing Russian roulette with your life’.

As a mechanic John Reynolds often worked nights and would reach for an energy drink at the beginning of every shift to keep him alert – not realizing the dangers.

Cassondra said: ‘He was my only family, he was my everything and he was my soul mate and now he’s gone.’

Their three sons were aged five, six and eight when they had to say goodbye.She woke up on February 5, 2011, to hear her husband gasping for breath as he suffered a cardiac arrest in bed.

Cassondra had to move him on to the floor where she performed CPR before the emergency services arrived three minutes later.

As this was happening, her three children walked in asking, ‘What’s wrong with Daddy?’, and she had to send them to their rooms.

‘I just couldn’t believe that it was happening. I was in a state of panic and shock because I had no idea what was happening to my husband,’ she said.

‘I saw him turn from blue to grey and I was just praying that nothing would happen to him.’

The couple’s three sons were five, six and eight at the time their father’s life support machine was switched off 14 days later.

When John, who the doctor said had the heart of a 25-year-old, was brought to hospital he was put into a medically induced coma at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Cause of Death

Cassondra has released a heartbreaking photograph of the last time her children saw their father, in a medically-induced coma, in a bid to draw attention to the risks involved with consuming energy drinks.

She later found out that he had suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately transported to hospital where he was put on life support and put into a medically induced coma.

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On February 19, 14 days after having a cardiac arrest, John was pronounced brain dead and Cassondra was left with the heart wrenching decision to turn his life support off.

Now, nine years after the death of her husband, Cassondra is fighting to impose laws restricting the consumption of energy drinks.

Cassondra said: “John was healthy, he worked out every day, he had had a full physical examination the month prior and all his results came back fine.

“When he went to the hospital, the doctor told me that his sugar levels were sky high and were asking me all sorts of questions about his lifestyle, whether he took drugs and if he had any health issues.

“He was put in a medically induced coma and a therapeutic state of hypothermia to try and prevent any further damage to his brain caused by a lack of oxygen.

Report

Nine years after the death of her husband, Cassondra has launched the Awareness Project which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.

“If you suspect that your loved one has had an adverse reaction to these drinks, report it to your governing food agency.

“These drinks are not tested enough and there is no age limit in the US for who can buy these drinks.

“It’s important people understand the dangers do not lay solely with the high caffeine and sugar content. It’s the synergistic effect when these substances are combined with the additional stimulants contained in energy drinks that appears to be causing so many cardiac issues.

“I don’t want anyone to go through what me and my children have had to go through these past nine years, it doesn’t get any easier you just learnt how to cope with it”.

The group that Cassondra started, ‘Energy Drink and Pre-Workout Awareness’, currently has 11,000 members on Facebook .

“He was my only family, he was my everything and he was my soul mate and now he’s gone”.

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