Death at a young age is one of life’s greatest tragedies.
When a minor error cost this family a great deal, it caused them immense suffering. Read on to find out more details on this tragic event.
Their great-grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, reportedly left the door open, and the 18-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, drowned in the family pool.
Jenny Callazzo discovered her 18-month-old twin daughters, Locklyn and Loreli, at the bottom of a murky pool on their Oklahoma City property, where the family lived.
The mother discovered the twins while they were both unconscious.
Two hours after their discovery, the toddlers were declared deceased. The proprietor of Callazzo’s boutique is also a stay-at-home mother.
The house where her children and other relatives drowned, which is worth $565,000, is still her home.
Sonny, her six children, and her grandma make up her family. Her spouse is a marketing professional and is 42 years old.
According to a relative who spoke with the media, Callazzo’s grandma has dementia and accidentally left the rear door open.
Seeing the door open, the two children crept out unnoticed.
The police are looking into the tragic deaths of these young people and do not believe foul play was involved.
The twins’ presumed drowning site was revealed in aerial footage obtained by local journalists, who showed a green algae-covered, muddy pool.
Callazzo, who was 37 years old at the time of the fatal accident, had uploaded a photo of her kids playing outside with the message “just want to play outside.”
As paramedics fought to resuscitate her children, neighbors remembered the terrifying sight of the distraught mother cradled in the back of an ambulance.
To assist the family with the costs of medical bills and final expenses, a GoFundMe account has been established.
“These beautiful babies were taken from us too soon. Anything you can give to help with expenses would be greatly appreciated. We appreciate everyone’s love and support,” the description for the GoFundMe page said.
One of the goals of the injury prevention program for trauma at OU Health, Laura Gamino, is to make parents aware of the dangers that children face when playing in water.
“Anything can happen in an instant,” she warned.
“Children are attracted to water and toddlers won’t have the skills to be able to help themselves get out of water … Drowning is very sudden, and it’s very silent,” she warned.
“Sometimes people have an idea that a child will have trouble in the water and be screaming, but they can’t because their mouth is full of water. So it’s very silent, and that’s one of the scariest things about it.”
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For the safety of children, Gamino recommends that parents and guardians install pool fences with a gate and a height of at least four feet.
This story breaks my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they try to cope with this unfathomable tragedy. As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you join us in praying for the family!