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Its pool season, so it's time to be EXTRA VIGILANT!

 

This article is a must read for all parents. The Instinctive Drowning Response can be VERY misleading and EASILY go unnoticed. Drowning is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in children, ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) and in 50 percent of child drownings, adults are nearby; in 10 percent of those, adults are watching but do not know the victim is drowning. Parents, it's too easy to get carried away socializing with another parent at the pool or closing your eyes to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Drowning happens faster than you think! Read the article using the link below.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/family/2013/06/rescuing_drowning_children_how_to_know_when_someone_is_in_trouble_in_the.html

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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