Samantha Sharpe is exhausted. She’s been cleaning for a couple hours, and now she’s tired out. When she’s done, she’ll have to go look after her three kids. In desperate need of a pick-me-up, she cracks open a can of energy drink. Immediately, she feels better, but as the drink slips down, something feels off.
Sharpe, out of Leicester in the U.K., was no different than most parents across the world, working to support her young family. But the demands of keeping up with work and home drove her to drinking up to six energy drinks each day. And after four years of the habit, it caught up with her in the most terrifying away.