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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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On August 17, three weeks after a routine pediatrician appointment for their then 4-month-old son, Levi, Liz and Angel Colon received news that no parent ever wants to hear: Levi’s liver wasn’t processing bile correctly, and he will very likely need a liver transplant—and time is of the essence.

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