Thirteen-Year-Old Boy: Tequila Saved My Life

It appears that Dr. José Cuervo has saved another life. Last May, 13-year-old Evan Hamilton downed eight shots of tequila on a dare from his friends at McCaffrey Middle School in Galt, California. He passed out and was rushed to the hospital. It was then that the doctors discovered a brain tumor just in time to save his life.


The eighth grader had no other symptoms but time was of the essence in removing the tumor. It is hard to imagine the anxiety for the parents. You take your son in for alcohol poisoning only to face the ultimate good news, bad news moment: he is going to be fine from the alcohol, but the brain tumor may kill him.

Evan is now doing fine with the tumor removed. I expect that parents decided to drop the lecture on the drinking binge thing for the moment.

Others have long heralded the medical benefits of Tequila (be sure to wait for the side effects and warnings):

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11 thoughts on “Thirteen-Year-Old Boy: Tequila Saved My Life”

  1. AY-
    Not all blenders can chop ice! You can’t make a good margarita with just a blender.
    Fortunately for you, there is now a “Key West” Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker brought to you by none other than “Mr. Margaritaville” himself, Jimmy Buffet!

  2. Sally,

    I was a repeat, damn near every time class started. I do have a question. How do you burn out 2 blenders in college?

  3. Sally,

    That was the class that was taught after that class and it was called “how to drink responsibly and the consequences for not doing the same 101.”

  4. And another often overlooked benefit — It’s also a good salve for heartbreak and it talks too 😀

  5. Eight shots of tequila while he was at school?

    And I thought that when my culinary professor had two glasses of brandy while teaching class was a bit much!

    That kid must be related to him somehow!

  6. So thats what causes me to act stupid, get aggressive and pass out after I drink tequila? I should have known all of the symptoms were present.

    This is one lucky family. Lucky….

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