HOT TOPIC ~ FORGOTTEN CHILDREN DYING IN HOT VEHICLES – ACCIDENT OR NEGLECT? – TIME FOR CHANGE AND THE RETURN OF COMMON SENSE

FORGOTTEN CHILDREN DYING IN HOT VEHICLES – TIME FOR CHANGE AND THE RETURN OF COMMON SENSE

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In the past 14 years there have been nearly 425 children forgotten in hot vehicles which then became a searing hot death trap where these children took their last breaths. Forgetfulness is often the blamed cause, rarely is it malicious – but it is ALWAYS NEGLIGENT. We need to start talking about this in a very public forum, we need to ensure that we are educating ourselves on the deadly chances leaving a child in a vehicle for moments creates. This is 100% PREVENTABLE, and we need to reach a place where we can say NO MORE EXCUSES. Therefore, each week this summer, Lighting Their Way Home will be covering a new case of a child who died after being left in a hot vehicle.  We will post the cases on Saturdays in a push to raise awareness and start a conversation about this epidemic sweeping across North America.  These cases will vary greatly in the individuals involved and the circumstances leading to the loss of a perfect and innocent life, putting a spin on the hot topic of Forgotten Children Dying In Hot Vehicles that you do not want to miss – so be sure to tune in!

So we are going to kick this off with the very foundation we kick of all of our advocacy campaigns with – EDUCATION. Let’s start with the basics of what we need to know to raise awareness and stop the reckless loss of young children’s lives to such a horrific and PREVENTABLE deaths.

It only takes a matter of 15 minutes for a child to die from hyperthermia – FIFTEEN MINUTES. We need to erase the myth that cracking a window decreases the chances of this happening. Rolling down the windows in a vehicle does not decrease the severity of the temperature rise, it does little at all to prevent hyperthermia in small children.

The temperatures that can be reached within a vehicle left in the sun are overwhelming, hard to believe, and deadly. So let’s put this into hard numbers for you. It takes … on average … 10 minutes for temperatures to rise 19’F, 20 minutes for temperatures to rise 29’F, 30 minutes for temperatures to rise 34’F, 60 minutes for temperatures to rise 43’F, and within the 1 to 2 hours, temperatures will rise 45 – 50’F. ON AVERAGE. These temperatures can increase much quicker and to much higher numbers in some circumstances.

HOT TOPIC FCDIHV GRAPHIC 5Imagine that, imagine being in a vehicle where the temperatures are rising so quickly, beyond bearable and being completely UNABLE to escape, strapped into a seat that your life is about to end in.

Next, let’s go through what a child trapped will experience as they succumb to hyperthermia. It’s important to remember that your child’s body does not respond to heat in the same way as yours. Their ability to regulate their body temperature and cool themselves through sweating are not fully developed and a child’s body heats up 3 – 5 times faster than an adults. That means an unbearable 5 minutes in a hot car to you is 25 minutes to a child.

When a child’s temperature rises above 104’F hyperthermia sets in full effect. The increase in body temperature overwhelms the brain’s temperature control causing dizziness, disorientation, agitation, confusion, sluggishness, seizure, and loss of consciousness potentially leading to death in a very short amount of time. These children become terrified and panicked, in one recent case I received, a little girl had ripped all of her hair out before she died after being forgotten in a hot vehicle. Another child had severe abrasions on the back of his head from repeatedly slamming his head into the back of his car seat as his body began shutting down.

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SAFETY TIPS TO HELP KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM HOT VEHICLES

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As much as I STRONGLY believe a parent should not need reminders or proactive measures to be reminded that they have children within feet of them, I am going to post some safety recommendation tips. Whatever it takes to save the life of a child – WE NEED TO DO IT.

  • DO NOT EVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE IN A VEHICLE FOR A SINGLE MINUTE. Take them into the gas station, take them into the library to return those books, that 30 second unbuckling inconvenience is worth your child’s life.
  • IF YOU SEE A CHILD ALONE IN A VEHICLE – CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. If the child appears to be in ANY distress, BREAK OUT A WINDOW – get into the vehicle in whatever way necessary to remove the child.
  • Always ensure your vehicle is empty when arriving at your destination after everyone unloads.
  • ALWAYS lock your car and keep keys and remote entry devices out of the reach of little hands – vehicles can look like a cool playground to a child who does not know the danger they pose.
  • Make sure you discuss the dangers of playing in a vehicle with your children.
  • If your child suddenly goes missing, immediately check your vehicles, including the trunks – innocent children trap themselves in vehicles everyday – TIME IS CRITICAL TO REACHING THEM.
  • Keep a stuffed animal in your child’s car seat, when you place your child in the seat, place the stuffed animal in the front seat with you as a reminder that your child is in the vehicle.
  • Leave your purse or briefcase in the backseat where you will see your child before locking the car and heading into work.
  • Set in place a plan with your child care provider where they will call you if your child is not on time to ensure nothing is wrong.
  • Use drive thru services when needed, from restaurants to pharmacies and banks, at this day in age convenience is the priority and there seems to be a drive thru popping up every other day – take advantage of it! When pumping gas, use your debit or credit card at the pump, this way your children are always in your sight and within your reach.

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CAMERON THOMAS BOONE ~ THE CASE THAT STARTED THE LTWH CRUSADE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM DYING IN HOT VEHICLES

Cameron’s death is one that shook me pretty hard.  Probably because at the time of his death, my son, also named Cameron, was only a year older.  I couldn’t, and still can’t read the details in Cameron’s case without picturing my amazing, beautiful son, and imaging what I would ever do if something happened to him, especially something as horrific as what happened to Cameron Thomas Boone.

Cameron Thomas Boone

Cameron Thomas Boone

Cameron was 3 years old when he died tragically on August 14, 2008, after being left in his mother’s vehicle, in sweltering heat, for 9 hours.

Cameron’s mother, Amanda Boone, drove to work her shift at North Cypress medical Center in Houston, Texas, as an operation room technician early that morning.  When she arrived at 6:30AM and parked her truck, she forgot all about her sleeping 3 year old strapped in his car seat in the back seat who she had neglected to drop off at day care.

The temperature outside the truck reached a high of 94’ that day, which raised temperatures within the truck to 150’, possibly in as quick as 30 minutes.  When the temperature in the truck began to rise, Cameron actually managed to free himself from his car seat in an attempt to escape the vehicle.  This little man located a key and attempted to put it in the ignition mimicking what he had seen done a countless number of times in an effort to save his life.  He was completely aware of what was happening and fought to survive until the very last second when his poor little body could take no more.  Cameron’s last breaths were full of agonizing pain, and unimaginable horror.

When Cameron’s mother was finished her shift at 3:30 that afternoon she headed out to her truck.  She attempted to unlock the truck via remote less key entry, but found it was not working.  As she got closer wondering why her car remote wasn’t working, she saw her son, dead in the front seat.  When she was unable to unlock the truck, she frantically took a rock and smashed out the back window, grabbing Cameron and running into the medical center with his lifeless body.  She was too late to save her son, Cameron had died hours earlier.

The very fact that this incident occurred in the parking lot of a medical center makes me so much more angry over Cameron’s death.  Why?  Well my reasoning isn’t exactly logical, especially considering that there was security patrolling the lot who were prevented from seeing Cameron due to the tinting on his mother’s truck.  I suppose it is simply because this happened essentially on the door step of a medical center where Cameron’s life could have been saved had someone noticed him in time.  Just knowing how close he was to help makes the case all that much more worse for me.

Before his death Cameron lived a good life that was full of love and hope.  He loved to play soccer and baseball with his friends.  His favorite movie was “Cars”.  He loved going to Chick-Fil-A and playing in the sandbox at Willie’s Ice house, always having onion rings, but never eating the batter, just the onion.  He was a typical little boy, riding his bike until dark and going camping on the weekends.  He loved visiting his grandparents and riding his Jeep Hurricane until it ran out of power.  Cameron’s life was not void of joy and excitement, he was well taken care of loved by so many.

I know that there are many people that don’t hold Amanda Boone responsible for what happened to Cameron.  However, this does ultimately come back to being her responsibility.  There is no excuse EVER for a parent forgetting their child and in doing so causing their death.  Should this have been anyone else such as a babysitter, you can guarantee that the parents would hold that person responsible, and that person would be criminally charged.  So I ask why many think it is OK to not hold Cameron’s mother accountable.  This is tragic, and heart breaking and troubling.  Did Amanda love her son and care for him – ABSOLUTELY, but this cannot bring the little boy back from a death that was 100% avoidable.  I know that Amanda will spend the rest of her life torn up from grief and guilt, and I know that this is a punishment that is a life sentence, but I can’t agree with not holding her criminally accountable just because she feels bad.  If I am going to take the position that this is an epidemic that needs to be stopped, than I cannot excuse one amongst the many because I understand that she is not a bad person, and did not maliciously hurt her son.  Had Amanda not forgotten her son that day, Cameron would be alive, happy and healthy.  His death is a reckless, unwarranted loss, one that calls for the person responsible to be held accountable.

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ONLY A HANDFUL OF THE MANY CHILDREN LOST AFTER BEING LEFT IN SEARING HOT VEHICLES

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Aslyn Paige Ryan

Aslyn Paige Ryan

ASLYN PAIGE RYAN

02.01.2003 – 02.07.2004

Babysitter left Aslyn alone in a hot car for an hour.

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Cooper Harris

Cooper Harris

COOPER HARRIS

DIED 06.18.2004

Father left Cooper in a hot car for 7 hours.

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Bryce Balfour

Bryce Balfour

BRYCE BALFOUR

DIED 03.30.2007

Mother left Bryce in a hot car for 8 hours.

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Bryan Puckett

Bryan Puckett

BRYAN PUCKETT

08.10.1998 – 07.13.1999

Babysitter left Bryan in a hot car for 2 hours while she shopped.

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Christian Charles LaCombe

Christian Charles LaCombe

CHRISTIAN CHARLES LACOMBE

10.19.2004 – 08.13.2008

Grandmother left Christian in a hot car for 10 hours.

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Jenna Edwards

Jenna Edwards

JENNA EDWARDS

09.2007 – 08.2008

Mother left Jenna in a hot car for 8 hours.

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JUAN PARKS

JUAN PARKS

JUAN PARKS

10.10.2005 – 09.07.2007

Mother left Juan in a hot car for 9 hours.

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KAITLYN RUSSELL

KAITLYN RUSSELL

KAITLYN RUSSELL

02.08.2000 – 08.15.2000

Sitter left Kaitlyn in a hot car for 2 hours.

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KATE BOE

KATE BOE

KATE BOE

01.30.2006 – 06.28.2006

Mother left Kate in a hot car for 8 hours.

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MAYA PEABODY

MAYA PEABODY

MAYA PEABODY

01.28.2006 – 10.18.2008

Grandfather left Maya in a hot car for 1 hour.

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MICHAEL WARSCHAUER

MICHAEL WARSCHAUER

MICHAEL WARSCHAUR

10.02.2002 – 08.08.2003

Father left Michael in a hot car for 8 hours.

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MIKA MICHELE TERRY

MIKA MICHELE TERRY

MIKA MICHELE TERRY

12.14.2004 – 06.28.2005

Father left Mika in a hot truck for 6 hours.

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SERENITY LEE LYMAN

SERENITY LEE LYMAN

SERENITY LEE LYMAN

06.29.2010 – 09.20.2010

Father left Serenity in a hot car for 3 hours.

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SOPHIA RAYNE CAVALIERO

SOPHIA RAYNE CAVALIERO

SOPHIA RAYNE CAVALIERO

05.15.2010 – 05.25.2011

Father left Sophia in a hot car for 3 hours.

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TYLER COSTELLO

TYLER COSTELLO

TYLER COSTELLO

10.08.2001 – 07.29.2002

Father left Tyler in a hot car for 3 hours.

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ALEJANDRA HERNANDEZ

ALEJANDRA HERNANDEZ

ALEJANDRA HERNANDEZ

DIED 06.08.2014

Father left Alejandra in a hot car for 5 hours.

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ANNA MARIE LILLIE

ANNA MARIE LILLIE

ANNA MARIE LILLIE

DIED 06.16.2014

Father left Anna in a hot truck for 4 hours.

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MASON RYAN WOOD

MASON RYAN WOOD

MASON RYAN WOOD

DIED 06.12.2014

Mother left Mason in a hot car for 7 hours.

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SOPHIA GOYENECHE

SOPHIA GOYENECHE

SOPHIA GOYENECHE

DIED 05.08.2014

Father left Sophia in a hot car for 4 hours.

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SOPHIA LEA MARIE LYON

SOPHIA LEA MARIE LYON

SOPHIA LEA MARIE LYON

DIED 06.04.2014

Father left Sophia in a hot car for 7 hours.

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THE E-Z BABY SAVER – ANDREW PELHAM HAS NOTHING BUT GREATNESS IN HIS FUTURE

Andrew Pelham

Andrew Pelham

This my wonderful family is Andrew Pelham. Now I have to be honest, the fact that I am introducing you to Nathan is bitter sweet – this is an incredible, brilliant, compassionate, thoughtful, sweet young man who makes me excited to see all of the wonderful things he will continue to do to make this world a better place. So why bittersweet? – well I first heard of Andrew for his brilliant second place winning invention in a contest, that invention is called the E-Z Baby Saver, a device that is used to remind parents of the children in their car – something I wish this young man never had to have a reason to develop an invention for. But this is what it is so I want Andrew to shine – I want everyone to share his story, his picture and his website which takes parents through building an E-Z Baby Saver step by step in minutes and for a mere few dollars.

E-Z BABY SAVER

E-Z BABY SAVER

Andrew, who has always taken a keen interest in creating and building new creations, entered The Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors, the annual contest held each year in Akron, Ohio, the rubber capital of the United States. The only rules for contestants were that they must use rubber bands in their invention. After brainstorming with his parents, Andrew decided to tackle a tough and tragic topic in the hopes of saving just one life. After a local family lost their infant son who was accidently left in the family minivan in searing heat, Andrew couldn’t stop thinking about that family and that little boy. It was from this that the E-Z Baby Saver came into existence. It is a simple device made of duct tape and rubber bands, that’s it. It is a strap which stretches from the back seat where children are placed to the front driver’s side door, hooking easily onto the door handle. When a parent gets out of their vehicle, they are quite literally stopped in their tracks and reminded that their child is still in the vehicle.

E-Z BABY SAVER

E-Z BABY SAVER

The invention won second prize in the contest, and put $500 in Andrew’s pocket. While the invention is brilliant, it is the next part that is simply inspiring and heartwarming.

Andrew did not base the success of his invention on the prize it took in the contest, instead he simply stated “I’m hoping if I can save one life with my invention, I can say that my invention was successful.” Andrew then took his $500, invested in a laptop and created his website:

http://www.ezbabysaver.com/

You won’t find any E-Z Baby Savers for sale though folks, because amazing Andrew has no interest in making money from his invention, his interest is rather to raise awareness, educate the public, and save children’s lives.

Andrew my man – you are insanely incredible. You are a role model and demonstrate all of the qualities great leaders in this world share. You are already changing lives at 11 years old, your future is endless my friend – and you have a life time fan in me! Great Job Kiddo – we are all SO proud of you!

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FORGOTTEN CHILDREN DYING IN VEHICLES – ACCIDENT OR NEGLECT?

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Parents getting off of work, getting in their vehicles to head home for the evening, only to find the body of their young child who died an excruciating death while they were at work, simply because they ‘forgot’ to drop their precious baby off at day care.  This seems to be the story that is in the headlines more and more often, especially in the past few years.  And it also seems that more often than not the parents are torn apart with grief over these ‘accidents’ that could happen to anyone.

Accidents?  As a mother myself, I can say that there has never been a time where I have ‘accidently’ forgotten my children in the car.  I do not FORGET my children. I am a busy single mother, so when I hear the excuse that a busy parents child slipped their mind, it makes me want to rip my hair out screaming.  I run Lighting Their Way Home working a solid 12 hours a day MINIMUM, I have three young boys that need to be driven to school, picked up from school, taken to music classes and countless sporting events. They have play dates and field trips, birthday parties, doctor and dentist appointments, sleepovers. I have doctor and dentist appointments, groceries to pick up, dry cleaning to drop off, energy bills to be paid, lunches to be packed, dinners to be cooked, emails to return, conference calls scheduled, dogs to be walked, laundry to be washed and folded, special school event cupcakes and treats to be baked, costumes for the school play to be sewn, organizing the choir’s year end party and so on and so on and so on. There is no person on the planet that can look at me and say, “I was busy, I forgot” and receive an iota of sympathy from me. I AM BUSY – BUT I DON’T FORGET – and guess what folks – I AM IN THE MAJORITY!! I am no Super Mom and I am not unique in the endless hours spent running around taking care of my family and my business. Millions upon millions of parents do the very same thing EVERY SINGLE DAY – and they DO NOT FORGET THEIR CHILDREN.

Baby Alert Car Seat Child Minding System

Baby Alert Car Seat Child Minding System

To add to societies stand of accepting these tragedies as ‘accidents’, you can now can purchase a “ChildMinder.”  The device, costing about $60.00, consists of a sensor pad placed under the cushion of a car seat, and is wirelessly linked to an alarm on the parent’s key chain.  If the adult walks more than a few feet away from the car with the child still in the seat, the alarm will sound.  Wow!  What a great way to help a parent remember that they have a small human being with them! How have millions of parents managed to survive without this device before now?

While these deaths are often not intentional on the parents part, they are the direct results of the parents actions, or lack thereof.  I have a hard time labelling these as accidents, I see them as neglect, fatal neglect which carries and SHOULD carry a prison sentence for the senseless loss of a young child’s life.

Crying babyIn the past 14 years, almost 425 children have died in overheated cars, because the parents or other caretakers simply forgot them.  Only about 7% of these sad deaths involved drugs or alcohol on the part of the adult.  Most cases involved dentists, nurses, ministers, college professors, concert musicians, social services board members, NASA engineers…you know, the pillars of the community.  These are the busy, self-involved folks always in a rush, for whom even dropping kids off at a day-care center instead of tending to the little ones themselves was too difficult an assignment.

Not only are these children left to die, they are left to die horrific, painful deaths. The interior temperature of a vehicle can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes, continuing to rise as much as 50 degrees in one hour. A child’s body temperature warms at 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s. When hyperthermia starts to set in, the child becomes dizzy, disorientated, agitated, confused, sluggish. They may have seizures and their skin becomes dry and hot. Next their heart rate will rapidly increase and they may hallucinate. Imagine the terror an adult would feel experiencing these symptoms, now imagine the terror a small child would experience, all at the hands of those whose duty it was to protect and nurture that child.

HOT TOPIC FCDIHV GRAPHIC 4Astonishingly, these parents and care givers, when prosecuted at all (and only 50% of them are prosecuted), receive only three to five year prison sentences.  Also astonishing is how much “understanding” public support they get from those who say “It can happen to anyone.”  No, it can’t happen to anyone.  It can happen only when parenting and family are not the highest priorities, when they are not the number one things to be taken care of.  It can happen only when parents spend their time focused on maximizing their own personal fulfillment before ensuring the simple needs of their children are met first. It’s a simple thing here folks, tend to your children then tend to work – CHILDREN THEN WORK. For whatever reason you are working, whether it be that your family needs the income, or that you enjoy what you do and feel passionately about it, that’s great! Working parents are not a lesser breed of parents than those that stay at home – not be a far stretch – but working parents do need to remember that their children need to be taken care of before their work day can begin.

Allowing the clutter of things in your mind that are trivial when you find yourself watching your child’s casket lowered into the ground, sure makes the notion of being busy a good enough excuse to forget to make that stop at day care absurd and appalling. It is disgusting and unforgiving that those trivial thoughts then became the priority at the expense – and very existence – of your children.

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So I now ask you – what do you think? Should people who leave children in vehicles in sweltering heats leading to the child’s death be charged with murder? Do you believe there is ever an excuse for this to happen? Where do you stand on the issue and what do you believe we need to do to put an end to these senseless and avoidable deaths?

**EXPANDED AND UPDATED JULY 2014

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~ by LTWH on September 2, 2008.

11 Responses to “HOT TOPIC ~ FORGOTTEN CHILDREN DYING IN HOT VEHICLES – ACCIDENT OR NEGLECT? – TIME FOR CHANGE AND THE RETURN OF COMMON SENSE”

  1. I don’t understand how a parent forgetting their child in a car can ever be labelled an ‘accident’. I have 3 very young boys, and I could NEVER forget one of them in the vehicle. I don’t even understand how through the process of gathering your things, getting out of the vehicle, closing the door and locking the vehicle, you can overlook a precious little baby sitting in the back seat. As far as I am concerned, that is neglect and all parents or caregivers who have forgotten thier child in a vehicle causing them to doe a terrifying, painful, horrific death should be charged with murder.

  2. It is appalling to me that any would could leave their child in a car. Some people do it as a means of babysitting. Its horrible! These poor little babies. This stuff really makes me sick.

  3. I don’t understand how a PARENT can leave their child in the car and claim they forgot them. I think that is an insult to our intelligence.. I think they are lying when they say they forgot them.. HOW in God’s love can you forget your child, I can see forgetting your wallet, cigarettes or something that is not as meaningful as your child. It makes me sick too but more than that it pisses me off..

  4. As a loving parent I must admit I was on vacation with my sister and we had the baby in the back seat. It was evening but still hot. We are both very viligent with all our children. The rest of the gang was with their Dad’s. The funny thing is I am a child advocate as well as a drug free, alcohol free person. As is my sister. The purpose of our visit was to get baby food for the 5.5 year old child. We were in the store looking at the baby food when it was like. O>M>G> the baby! We both ran out of the store in less than five minutes like lunatics and grabbed my young son. I was not in my regular vehicle but a tinted long van where with high captain chairs unsuitable for the childs carseat so the child for his safety was put in the very back of the vehicle where he had a safer spot. I do believe if the parent had past charges of neglect or a record it should be neglect. I was very lucky that day that it was evening . You could not see into the car and the vehicle was locked with alarm.

    To this day nor my sister or I have forgotten this and how 2 responsible people, She is a Doctor and I a child advocate could ever possibly have let this happen.

    When a child is left in the car while a parent works that is not good.

    When a hurried parent looks into the back seat and finds their child dead
    That is punishment that lasts a lifetime.

  5. Sorry above mentioned was a 5.5 mo. old infant.

  6. Raquel, Thank God you remembered. You must have been shiting yourself.
    I lost my 3 year old in a clothes store. SHe was standing right next to me. She went into the clothes rack and did not answer me when i was calling her name. I freaked out like a loony and had the store shut down. She finally answered me. I think it was all about 4 minutes. It felt like a life time. Needless to say I never let go of their hands anymore. Not even for a second.

  7. people make mistakes some very costly some not so costly
    some mistakes can be avoided like restrictions on truck drivers to avoid tiredness. I know medical workers do long hours and split shifts …tired worked make mistakes …my guess is this is what happened to a normaly responsible woman and if so begs the question if she was presured into working by her employers or financial reasons…just plane forgetfull didnt pay attention because she didnt care doesnt fit . The thing about the woman who is super human and can do it all …is it generaly has an expiry date and a mistake uncovers the need to slow down the sad thing here is the mistake was a very costly one
    i wouldnt object to this being made a criminal neglect case but more avenues for working woman with children to take leave to avoid extreme tiredness would need to be put in place family friendly work policy is long overdue…..

  8. I can NOT fathom the absurdity of this situation, I.E., leaving ones child in a locked vehicle for any amount of time! It is appalling and repulsive behavior on anyone’s part, in my humble opinion! How in the world this woman went to work All day and never once thought or remembered her child is a mystery I simply cannot understand or imagine! This precious little boy died an awful death, and even tried to get himself out of the vehicle, but was simply too week and disoriented to do so! God, please help us all to be more aware of our children, and remember they are your Gifts to us, and lets treat each and every one as if its our last minute we have to share with them! Perhaps, if we do this, neglect will decline, or prayerfully even stop!

  9. I’m a person who is unable to have children I babysat kids and was blessed with 2 girls I’ve always had that motherly instinct and I couldn’t imagine ever leaving a child unattended I’ve been tired I’ve been busy but I just can’t understand how these, things happen to people like leaving kids in cars I: don’t think anything can convince e me that these people have a

  10. It is incredulous to me how nobody saw this child in the car and took enough care to free it from it. I do agree this is utter neglect and parents who do this should be punished to the extent of the law no excuses what so ever. I believe there are now a proposed federal law about the car alarms picking up movement inside the car so hopefully this will minimize these cases, but we all know how much people care about car alarms so I am afraid that law will not amount to much

  11. Cooper Harris died June 18, 2014, not 2004.

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