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I, too, left my child in a hot car

June 26, 2014

6/26/2014 CNN – Sunny Hostin I left my daughter in my car on a hot summer day. It was in July 2007, and I remember that day as if it were yesterday. Learn more: 2014-06-26-cnn-sunnyhostin-heat

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Organization aims to stop death by heatstroke for children left in hot cars

June 25, 2014

6/25/2014 Fox4 KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Experts are reminding moms and dads to be extra careful and never leave your little one alone in your hot car. Learn more: 2014-06-25-fox4-heat

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Autopsy says Georgia toddler died of hyperthermia, calls it homicide

6/25/2014 Los Angeles Times – MAYA SRIKRISHNAN A Georgia man is facing murder charges after leaving his 22-month-old son strapped in a car seat in the family’s SUV for seven hours on a day last week when temperatures climbed to the high 80s, according to an updated arrest warrant released Wednesday.   Learn more: 2014-06-25-latimes-parks-heat

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Simple reminder can save a child’s life

6/25/2014 Brandon Dumsky | The Examiner Erin Wiesner and her baby daughter, Kathleen, demonstrate how to use a stuffed animal toy to serve as a reminder that a child is left in the back seat when leaving a vehicle Wednesday at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. Learn more: 2014-06-25-examiner-heat

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SADDEST SUPPORT GROUP: PARENTS WHO LEFT INFANTS TO DIE IN HOT CARS

June 24, 2014

6/24/2014 ABC News – RHEANA MURRAY Balfour, an analyst for the U.S. military, realized her mistake too late. Now she’s devoted her life to helping other parents who have lost a child by accidentally leaving a baby in the car, and fighting to change auto laws for better safety features. Learn more: 2014-06-24-abcnews-balfour-heat

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Judgement Doesn’t Make You Fail-Proof – On Babies Left In Hot Cars

June 23, 2014

6/23/2014 Jill – Baby Rabies Blog Post Every year, every. single. summer. my heart aches a deep, sharp, searing pain for the children who are lost to a tragic accident that takes way too many. Learn more: 2014-06-23-babyrabies-blog-heat

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Unlocking The Door: How Can We Prevent Children Being Left in Cars?

6/23/2014 Atlanta Moms Blog – Alice Bagley This is a blog post I didn’t want to write. As a mother, there are some things that are beyond my comprehension. There are places that I absolutely cannot let my mind go. I just can’t. One of those places – the one none of us like talking […]

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No safe amount of time’ with kids, hot cars

6/23/2014 The Indy Channel – Tanya Spencer INDIANAPOLIS – Leaving children alone in warm vehicles is a dangerous mistake too many parents make, and it can be deadly. Learn more: 2014-06-23-theindychannel-heat-balfour

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A Job Seeker’s Desperate Choice

June 22, 2014

6/22/2014 The New York Times On the morning of March 20, Shanesha Taylor had a job interview. It was for a good job, one that could support her three children, unlike the many positions she’d applied for that paid only $10 an hour. The interview, at an insurance agency in Scottsdale, Ariz., went well. “Walking […]

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Yes, You Could Forget Your Kid in the Car—I Did

June 20, 2014

6/20/2014 Time Magazine – Aaron Gouveia Another sad story of a child dying from being left in a hot car should remind us of one thing: it could happen to any parent Learn more: 2014-06-20-timemagazine-nearmiss-heat

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