Toddlers Suffering Burns from Mexico Daycare Fire Fight for Their Lives in Northern California

Sheri Reed
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I'm sure most of you heard the heartbreaking story about the fire in a daycare in Hermosillo, Mexico that claimed the lives of 44 children.

In a discussion in The CafeMom Newcomers Club, many of you are sharing your sadness: "Absolutely heartbreaking." "OMG that is so sad!" "Their families are in our hearts and prayers."

One CafeMom's Journal post says, "a fire is my biggest fear." An anonymous poster in Answers states, "the image of the crib that a one-year old was trapped in is forever engraved in my memory."

Now that three of the burned toddlers — one 2-year old and two 3-year olds — have been moved to Shriners Hospital for Children in my hometown, these kids and their families are on my mind even more. All three children will undergo multiple operations, long hospital stays, and rehabilitation into their adult lives.

There really are no words for such a tragedy. We can only hope for the kids' courage and their families' strength and thank the doctors for all the work ahead.

These kinds of news stories tend to rile up all of our parental anxieties and fears. Has this story shaken you? What's on your mind?

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