Thursday, April 3, 2008

Very sad post

Some of you may or may not know, but I am a bit of a clothing freak and I am part of a Gymbofriends. A website devoted to all things Gymboree.

One of the other moms Gail Halpin lost her 2 year old son Corey Monday evening -- his dresser fell onto him killing him ....she wrote this message and I felt it was important to share with each of you as you all have young children or may know someone who does.

"We are still in great shock, I know in the morning it will hit full force and we will just never want to feel anything again.

Corey climbed into a drawer in his dresser and it fell over and his neck was stuck in the drawer and he passed immediately I was told.

I took him out of the dresser and held his poor lifeless body, I knew he was gone.

this is really helping me to write this here.
We got to hold him and hug him and kiss him at the hospital.

Thanks for all your prayers and support and please keep it up because we are going to need it in these days ahead.

Please fasten your dressers and furniture against a wall."

Link to the news story:

This is a website with a little bit of information on furniture safety.

Please consider buying braces for any furniture you have that could be a potential hazard to your children.

The forum I belong to has set up a Corey Halpin Memorial fund. We have been able to raise over $8,000 for the family in the last 24 hours. Many of us will be lising auctions with 100% of the money raised going to this fund. If you would be interested in donating or bidding on any of the charity auctions here is how you can do that.

Logging on to Ebay and entering a keyword search of jjp corey will bring you to the list of auctions. There will be many added over the next few days. Or if you would like to donate even one dollar you can send a paypal payment to :

Please forward this message to any person who has children or knows someone who does. Just spreading the word about furniture safety could save the life of one child and would be honoring the loss of this precious child who was taken from this world to soon.

We have taken the chest of drawers out of our little ones room until we can get it attached to the wall properly.

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