In 2007, six-year-old Abbey Taylor died because of an improperly maintained drain in a public pool. Before her passing, she was forced to endure almost a year of hospitlization and surgeries, all because of the overwhelming suction from the pool’s drain. To honor her life, Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation was formed with the intent to educate parents and children about how to safe guard children in and around pools and bodies of water. They’re advocates for reasonable and practical laws that help make pools, spas and other swimming venues as safe as possible.
No parent should ever have to endure the loss of a child, especially when it can be prevented. You can help spread the word and become more aware of the efforts of Abbey’s Hope.