What do you want to be when you grow up?

Teyah wants to be a mommy
Matthew wants to be a professional athlete
Kaylee wants to be a princess
Noah wants to be Captain America with a police car
Unfortunately, not all children get the chance to grow up.

Every year, more than 800,000 children are rushed to the emergency room due to accidental poisonings. These include household cleaning products, medications, over-the-counter drugs and remedies and more.

12,000 children under the age of five are treated every year for ingestion of household cleaning products. 10% of those children face life-threatening situations and/or suffer through life-long disabilities.

Many households have tens of things that can kill a young child. Things as common as nail varnish can end a infant's life. A teaspoon of Vick's Vaporub, for example, can put a child into cardiac arrest, seizures, and coma. Vaporub can be found in any drugstore and is fairly cheap, nothing to be suspected to do such damage.

So, the solution seems simple, keep them away from anything that can harm them. Sounds easy, until you realize how expensive it can be child proof a house. The costs can add up quickly, and some families can not afford it. Most parents spend between $200 to nearly $700 on equipment, and not everybody has that money, so they resort to make-shift solutions that dedicated children can breakthrough.

There are a multitude of things that need to kept out of the reach of children. The list can be surprising.

Included is a link to an article showing some of things that need to be kept out of reach,

So let's do our part to keep them safe to ensure that these cuties get to grow up.

We need help to provide safety equipment to hundreds of family across the country. Our goal is to have child safety equipment in every clinic around the world to hand out to under-earning families to keep their children safe.

Aside from providing families with safety equipment, we are looking for ways to create sturdy, and effective childproofing equipment for a lower price. These products are under development but still have a ways to go before they can be on the shelves of every store and in the homes of families in need.

If you are unable to help financially, we ask that you please educate yourselves and others about the dangers of accidental poisonings.

Today

Teyah is now attending Sunshine Elementry school and is very bright. She is enjoying the first grade and loves to read.

Matthew is preparing for the play-off games with his school's basketball team.

Kaylee is in kindergarten and is learning how to read.

Noah is about to start preschool and knows all of his numbers and letters.

These children's future was made possible with the help of child safety precautions. Thank you for your help to ensure that more children get to grow up.

Sources:

Child Poisoning Facts & Statistics, electrical reference retrieved from http://www.keepyourchildsafe.org/child-safety-book/child-poisoning-facts-and-statistics.html

(2016) Poisoning Prevention, electrical reference retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/poisoning

(2017) How Much Does it Cost to Install Childproofing Devices?, electrical reference retrieved from http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/handyman/install-childproofing-devices/

The Household And Everyday Products To Keep Out Of Kids’ Reach, electrical reference retrieved from http://www.motherandbaby.co.uk/baby-and-toddler/baby/looking-after-your-baby/the-household-and-everyday-products-to-keep-out-of-kids-reach

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