Mirranda Grace Lawson was 3 years old when she passed away in November, 2016.
And now that Mirranda is gone, her parents want to raise awareness of the choking dangers children face every day.
Because all it took to end Mirranda’s life was one piece of popcorn.
Alison Lawson, Mirranda’s mother, was celebrating her birthday at their home with her husband Patrick, and their three children, when a devastating thing suddenly occured.
On the way to the hospital, the paramedics managed to make Mirranda’s heart beat again. But the little girl’s family didn’t know how serious her injury was.
Her family held fingers, but tragically, the doctors realized that the 3-year-old girl’s brain was actually dead.
The hospital recommended the family to disconnect her from the ventilator, but they did not give up their beloved girl.
Hope began to run low, but the Lawson family decided to try their luck in the Virginia Supreme Court.
As the wheels of justice turned slowly, Mirranda continued to lie in the hospital.
Kind-hearted nurses supervised her, and also drew sweet paintings with Mirranda’s footprint.
Mirranda’s condition suddenly deteriorated and she passed away in November, 2016, with her heartbroken family by her side.
It is now up to us to respect Mirranda’s memory and raise awareness of the dangers of suffocation so that the fate of other children will not be the same.
How to reduce the risk of suffocation:
- Don’t allow children to access small objects
- Make sure the child is sitting while eating – moving and eating in the mouth is a very bad combination
- Do not allow children to eat while in the car or riding a bicycle – there are always surprising jumps
- If the child has a cold – pay more attention to him or her. When there is a congestion in the throat, the chances of things getting stuck are greater.
Also make sure to read this article to learn what to do if a child suffocates.
Please share this important information so that everyone are aware of the danger. Let’s honor Mirranda’s memory and make sure no child will have to suffer a similar fate.