2 Tragic Life and death stories of Teens – Liu Xuezhou, 17 who was twice abandoned by parents, and Jordan Cashmyer, unwed mother at 16, who ultimately ended up with Anxiety and drugs.
- 1 Chinese teen Liu Xuezhou – Twice abandoned by parents
- 2 How Liu Xuezhou died
- 3 Jordan Cashmyer -“16 and Pregnant” fame
- 4 Anxiety attacks can be dangerous if not handled properly
Chinese teen Liu Xuezhou – Twice abandoned by parents
Chinese teenager, Liu Xuezhou first came to national attention after he posted a video asking for help finding his biological family. Liu was sold by his real parents in 2005 to another family while he was a toddler, later his adoptive parents also died in an accident and he spent most of his life with his grandparents and other relatives. In December 2021, the 17-year-old managed to track down his biological parents, who had since divorced and remarried, after he started an online search.
When he again met with his parents, at first it was an emotional reunion but soon things turned sour with allegations and threatening of “seeing in court” when he demanded a house and financial help. Then after alleged cyberbullying and tension, he finally decided to end his life. He was a little boy and this much emotional tension was REALLY TOO MUCH FOR HIM.
How Liu Xuezhou died
Liu posted a long letter on Weibo, in which he detailed the events of his life how he was attacked online and that he was going to end his life. A kid of 17 was obviously not in a position to handle such emotional turmoil. Everything was going on on social media and the government and social organizations were unaware, is it possible? He was facing a situation of trauma that just can’t be imagined easily. He missed some basic things in life that other teens take for granted or do not even think about, it was – THE LOVE OF REAL PARENTS.
He must have been going to school and seen by everyone as a strange object, which was sold. Later when the matter reached social media and he succeeded in finding his real parents, he got a different type of fame, in this whole procedure. These media and social media glare and pressures were not easy to handle for him at the age of 17.
Life had already given him too mature matters to deal with at a very early age. Now with this success in his efforts of finding his parents and interactions with so many people with different mindsets and purposes, he got aware of his rights also. Later when he started to bargain with his parents, he came under fire from different segments of social media. They started attacking him and all this drama sadly ended with Liu Xuezhou’s death by suicide.
Jordan Cashmyer -“16 and Pregnant” fame
Another extreme teen case is of Jordan Cashmyre from Baltimore (Maryland, United States), who got sudden fame when she was featured in a 2014 episode of 16 and Pregnant as a homeless pregnant teen. There, she starred alongside her family and former boyfriend Derek Taylor. Jordan joined the show as a teenager who was expecting Derek’s baby.
Her parents had asked her to leave the house after she fell pregnant and refused to split from the father of the baby. In the show, Derek appeared to be uninterested in getting a job and the pair were stuck with nowhere to go, as they had no local relatives able to take them in. It was then that Jordan’s dad and stepmom temporarily shared guardianship with them.
Death of Jordan Cashmyer by Anxiety and drugs
While appearing on the TV show 16 and Pregnant, Jordan struggled with finding work and also experienced homelessness as a pregnant teen after her family disowned her because they did not approve of her relationship with Taylor. Jordan’s struggles continued even after she gave birth to her daughter Evie, later for the custody rights…ultimately she ended up on drugs and died at the early age of 27.
Anxiety attacks can be dangerous if not handled properly
Teenagers take some steps because they think they know everything but they live in a society. Can or do they consider the consequences and repercussions of their actions? They are not aware of where their little actions will ultimately lead to. Both these cases involved weird circumstances, sudden fame, media glare, social media ups and downs, and all at a very early age and within a very short time frame. This resulted in too much Anxiety and tension for them which they perhaps tried to handle themselves. Results could surely have been different if they could have gotten some timely mental support.