Each year more than 17,000 children die nationwide to preventable accidents.
Kali Randall of Frazeysburg lost her 3 year-old daughter Vaida Randall in April from injuries sustained when a television weighing over 120 pounds fell onto her. Now, Randall along with the Muskingum Valley Health Center is launching a ‘Vaida Lives On’ fund to promote child safety.
“After the accident I came to my daughter’s doctor and asked him to help me raise awareness here at MVHC to save other children and parents from the same thing that my family is going through and what my daughter went through,” said Kali Randall.
The fund will help ensure that parents are made aware of the different types of preventable accidents. Something Randall said her daughter Vaida would have greatly supported.
“You couldn’t take your eyes off for a minute. She was just full of life and energy and the hard fact is, you have to take your eyes off of them sometimes and if you have to your home should be safe and mine wasn’t. I know that she would’ve wanted me to save other children,” said Kali Randall.
To donate to the fund, you can visit: MVHC’s website at mvhccares.org