Saturday, July 17, 2004

A typical Thursday in Mid July

I seldom turn on the news since the war started in Iraq. Now with the election campaigns in full swing even more reason not to watch. Some times though, there is a story that you read somewhere or you over hear people talking about that strikes a chord deep inside you.  

That happened to me today when I heard this local Dad's story.


It's a typical Thursday in Mid July.  

Dr. Sierra, a dentist in Boca Raton Florida leaves for work with 3 year old son in tow.  

It seems that Dr Sierra is a hard working dad, looking to spend a little extra time with his boy.  

He arrives at his office, just like any other day.   He hurry's inside and in a matter of moments is caught up in the hustle bustle of an ordinary day in a busy dental office.  

3 hours later a family member calls to check on Dad and the boy.  

Dr. Sierra and staff, run out to parking lot to find the boy still strapped into his car seat with all of the windows rolled up.   He's no longer breathing.

It's a typical Thursday in Mid July.  

There are no words to describe that kind of grief.    

*** Coy ***


lucylouladybug said...

It's tragic, and it's happened in so many places, so many times.  Most are accidents, some are not.  I cannot imagine the horror.

Love, Penny

stacy1tbkl said...

OMG.....How horrifying.

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miarenee24 said...

Oh, gosh...that's terrible. Happens way too often. I've heard of this also happening a lot of times on school buses. Here, in Birmingham, the last day of school, a little boy was left on the bus. A bus for the handicapped. He was strapped in, non-verbal, unable to call for help. He survived, thank God! That was before the heat was as bad as it is now...

geminiwilder said...

Oh, that breaks my heart.  *sigh*  
How is that man going to live with himself?

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donah42 said...

I have a three and 1/2 year old and these stories always give me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.... I can't imagine going on after something like that.

wildflower121764 said...

OMG, how horrible!!!! I've heard stuff like this before. We just can't get too busy we neglect our families.