An Oklahoma mom says her kids have begged her never to take them to day care again after an excursion to a waterpark left them with second- and third-degree burns.
Shaunna Broadway (who has also been identified as Shaunna Oxford) sent her sons Connor, 7, and Trae, 5, to Happiness Is A Learning Center day care in Vinita, Oklahoma, on Friday, local station KJRH reports.
Broadway told Buzzfeed the day care took the children to a local water park and did not apply sunscreen to her kids. She said she was told by the day care that her children didn't listen to instructions to keep their clothes on.
"I can't explain what it's like to be a mother and have your kids asking you why this happened and [saying,] 'Mom, please make it stop,'" Broadway told KJRH. "Even to the point of begging me not to go back to work because they don't want to ever go back to day care again."
The boys had to be airlifted Sunday to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, Buzzfeed reports. The results can be seen in the disturbing images, shown below, that the boys' aunt posted to Facebook.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services told The Huffington Post that an investigation is ongoing. "The owner of the child care facility agreed to voluntarily cease care at the close of business yesterday (July 28) and will not reopen," said communications manager Debra Martin in a statement. "At any point, if the owner were to try to open another facility we would look at the history of compliance/non-
HuffPost's calls to the day care were unanswered.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the boys' medical treatment.
"No Mother should have to watch her children suffer so much," the page reads. "We want to make sure that her entire focus is on her boys. We don't want her to be burdened financially while she deals with this horror."
Note: The photos below are graphic and may be upsetting to some readers.