About 70 percent of kids under 5 in drowning accidents weren't meant to be near a pool at the time.
Tia Coleman's husband and three young children were among those who perished in the accident in Missouri.
"Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this."
It's a bigger threat in the summer.
Not every rape looks like the one from the movie “The Accused."
"Drowning can happen anywhere, and any place, and to anyone."
"Parents have to recognize a person who is drowning within 20 to 60 seconds."
Don't wait until after an accident happens to have a conversation about habits of grandparents that concern you, have it now. If my daughter-in-law or my daughter sees something at my home that could endanger my grandchildren I want them to tell me about it so I can change it and most grandparents feel the same way.
My almost six-year-old came over to me shivering, blue-lipped again. I wrapped her in her towel and she started to panic. "Mommy, I feel like I can't breathe good." "Why? What happened. Just because your cold?" I kept my cool, sure it was just because she was cold and tired.
Don't let grief steal more joy from your life than it already has. Honor your pain. Honor your loss. Find your path. You can make it back to shore.
Another 50 children dead - another 100 with severed limbs - another 30 raped - the numbers move us only temporarily. They do not consume us. They do not motivate us to act, or organize, or push for policy change.Then comes three-year-old drowned Alan. And we change.
The ocean failed to get me a second time, but I still love the ocean and go there as much as I can. Just that now I keep a keen eye out for those odd wave patterns or the strange discoloration of the water. I also keep an ear out for the voice that whispers just above the mist, "Welcome back -- again."