A local news station, channel 14, asked to do a follow up story about Aidan after they were contacted regarding the fundraising golf tournament that is being planned. We met with the reporter this morning at Dr. Rebecca's. Aidan and I went into the chamber while the reporter interviewed Russell and Dr. Rebecca. Aidan fell asleep in the chamber and once we got out, I was interviewed. I really didn't want to be on camera, but it was kind of inevitable seeing that I was dealing with Aidan. I hope the story turns out well.
We were just really unaware just how big Aidan's story was initially. The PR guy for the hospital really buffered all of the questions and calls from the media so we just had no idea just how many calls they were getting. I know he told us that they were getting hundreds of calls just at the hospital alone wanting to know about Aidan. The news channels and newspapers were getting calls. So far, we've only done the one press release on Aidan's birthday, the interview with the Salisbury Post recently and this interview today with Channel 14.
The reporter was very nice and she did a great job making me feel comfortable about the story. If one family can be spared the heartache that we've had to endure during this whole experience, then it's been worth it. Accidents happen and little kids just get away from you in the blink of an eye, but most drowning accidents are 100% avoidable.
Our family failed to communicate Aidan's whereabouts, but no one person is at fault. It was an accident. I just want parents, grandparents, and caregivers to be conscious of the dangers of water. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water. A fountain, a bucket of mop water, a dog's water bowl- they are all just as dangerous as a bathtub, pool, lake, or a pond. I don't bring this up to scare people or make parents paranoid, just be aware of the danger and take precautions if you do have a pool or water in and around your home.
Anyway, back to the news story. The story will air at 5pm and will be available online after 7pm at http://www.news14.com.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support!