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This virus spread is unheard of, and we are all deeply concerned the effects it will have not only on our everyday lives, but the health of our children. New schedules, pick up, drop off, online classes, is all confusing during this time. As of this writing, nearly all schools from pre-k to college and beyond are shut down, and online classes are beginning. In the past, parents would often forget...

With wonderful thanks to Professor Jan Null, who has kept these invaluable statistics for us to evaluate since 1998, we have a picture of what is happening to our children.  In 2018, the worst years for children negligently forgotten in the back seat of the family car, 53 children died. Tragically, in 2019, 52 children died from heat stroke.  2018 was. record year and this year, we almost reached...

December 28, 2019

I am sorry to report, that my home state, Florida, is again the second most dangerous place in the United States for a child when it comes to being negligently "forgotten" in the back seat and left to die a painful death- baby heat stroke. This death comes on as the child's organs fail. The kidneys, lungs, heat, brain. The end result is gruesome: children found in cortorted positions with frozen f...

A young girl , just 14 months old, was found dead in the family car after succumbing to excessive heat exposure.  She died from heat stroke, a death brought on by being left in a car for an entire day.  The outside temperature on this day was in the 90 degree range.  However, death from heat stroke has been documented in children when the outside air temperature hovers at as little as 65...

September 17, 2019

Kelly Ann Cosentino, in front of donated billboard signs in Miami.  Courtesy: Carter Outdoor Advertising Company.

I must announce that I am now in college, but I am not giving up!  Before I left for school, I spent a week working on the Florida Senate floor as a "Page". It was exciting and I had a chance to watch debates over Florida gun laws, students came forward in support of stronger legis...

 The father of the twins, with his remaining family.  In terrible grief and pain

The New York State prosecutors, have delayed handing down an indictment against the father of twins, after he forgot them in the back seat for nearly an entire day. This occurrence, tragic to the core, has become quite common. The parent, thinking he/she has dropped off the child, jumps out of the car, and heads to wor...

A familiar scene- First Responders at the scene of a child forgotten in the back seat.  A National Epidemic

So far, 791 children have died since 1998 as a result of vehicular heat stroke, or as I refer to it as Baby Heat Stroke.  This year is getting close to setting an all-time record for the number of deaths for one year.  Only 2009 was more deadly, with 

 ALMOST A RECORD NUMBER OF CHILD...

October 17, 2018

 Orange County Florida- Young Logan Starling was forgotten in the back seat of step-mother's car.

A young 4-year-0ld Logan Starling was left in the back seat of the family car on the way to school.  His step mother had other children with her that day, and may have gotten confused about remembering to bring all the children inside to school that day.  The Step-mother works at the school  and s...

 Kit Noelle Pollard, a one year old, was forgotten in the back seat of the family car at a  gas station to die from baby heat stroke.  Mother is being charged with Negligent Manslaughter

Once again, a parent has forgotten her child in the back seat of the family car.  This young child was left in the family car for seven hours, while the mother went to work.  The mother discovered the chi...

 A memorial is set up outside the home of young Jaxon Stilts, who died from baby heat stroke

Britni Wihebrink, was arrested on Thursday on charts of "neglect of a dependent resulting in death".  

Ms. Wihebrink is being charged with the death of her son, young 1 year old Jaxon.  If convicted of this felony charge, she could go to jail for up to 40 years.   Her son was found unresponsive on Wedne...