Former Meth Addict Hopes His Agonizing Death Changes Lives

April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:50 p.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ Shawn Bridges is dying. Meth has

damaged his heart and left him barely able to speak.

The 34-year-old from Cape Girardeau hopes a documentary he

commissioned about his slow, agonizing decline will speak volumes

to children and others headed down a similar path to drug


As the half hour documentary ``No More Sunsets'' shows, Shawn

Bridges' life now isn't much. He is largely bedridden and needs a

feeding tube for nourishment.

He decided he wanted to be the subject of the documentary after

he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. A pastor eventually

hooked him up with a videographer for W-S-I-L -T-V in Carterville,


The documentary costs 20 dollars.

Videographer Chip Rossetti says the price covers roughly the

cost of shooting the documentary, then mass-producing and shipping


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