When you ask most parents what their worst fear is, I would venture to guess about 90% would say, "Something terrible happening to my child/children.". I know that's mine at least, somewhere in your head though you always tell yourself it would never happen to us though...right? Well for Laurie, this is exactly what happened. A tragic accident occurred when her daughter was at the young age of 3 that would forever change their lives. Here is an excerpt from Laurie explaining the horror of that day:
“It was really loud. I just remember looking into the doorway and seeing the bottom of the dresser, but not Brooke. I panicked when I realized she was underneath the dresser. I was only able to partially lift the dresser myself because I had just had a major back surgery. My effort had gotten the weight of the dresser off of her head, and I was hanging on with all my strength. I was screaming for my husband, Matt. He was there instantly and literally threw the dresser from her into the corner of Bradley’s room. I saw her reaction…she shuttered or jerked a little and then I saw the blood coming from her left ear.”
Can you even imagine....? Okay, now wipe the tears from your eyes. I am happy to tell you that Brooke recovered completely, after a craniotomy and a miraculously strong fight, and is now a vibrant, healthy and beautiful 5 year old girl.
Unfortunately, their family accumulated a massive amount of medical bills throughout the ordeal. Then, to top it off, Laurie's husband was laid off and then more recently, so was Laurie. So, Laurie and her daughter Brooke, are taking matters into their own hands by launching Brooke's Angel Wings. They now make and sell gorgeous, handmade necklaces to help pay the bills and keep their home. I told Laurie to place an order for this one for me, I love it!!
Now I am gonna ask for your help...help in any way you can. Share this story with someone else, you may just save a life! Look around your house, do you see furniture that should be fastened to the wall, but isn't? (I found several pieces that weren't. We now have those pieces of furniture strapped to walls, I couldn't sleep until my hubby took care of it!) Finally, if you can, GO HERE and purchase a necklace. They are one of a kind beautiful pieces, and make wonderful gifts too!
The message here is loud and clear! Statistics say that a small child is severely injured or killed from furniture tip over accidents once every 2 weeks. Unfortunately, one of those deaths occurred just last week. The reality of this is frighteningly urgent people!! Strap your furniture to the wall!!