Luka Kinard was a healthy, happy kid. When he entered his freshman year of high school, he was a straight-A student who loved sports, scouting, and the outdoors. One Friday night the North Carolina teen attended a school football game where he says he first tried vaping in an effort to fit in with his fellow students.
Before long, he was spending over $100 a week, selling his clothes and toys to pay for his vaping habit. According to his mother, Kelly Kinard, his behavior changed drastically. "He went from being a nice, kind, outgoing, fun loving kid to serious outbursts and explosions."
That's when things went from bad to worse. Luka experienced a grand mal seizure. He was lucky to survive, and afterwords he found himself in a rehab facility.