Elijah Marsh R.I.P MY PRAYERS We Need Solutions
Very emotional and difficult day. Wished my condolences and prayers for the Marsh family during this heart wrenching time.
My blessings be with them and any parent who has gone through the pain of saying goodbye to their child.
"Are you Protected from the Unexpected?"
Hello It's your Girl JA Nursing how is everyone doing today? with just over 72 hours of seeing such tragedy in our city, lets really take a moment to have some empathy, for Elijah's family. At this time no one knows any more to the story then the facts that a boy has lost his life. I'll have to weight in on this situation.
A neighbor found the child, also three years old, around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the city’s west end, near Kipling Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, police said.
Last year I facilitated a Grief counseling health and wellness day for a community that lost 2 youths to violence. This day was a true testimony to the pain felt by not only the parents involved but the pain felt by an entire community when a youth is lost. Just by reading all the twitter feeds we can see and feel the same sense of loss.
I have couple question........
If this was another residential area would this have happened? A condo, or a well run apartment building? It's not to say that it is brain surgery to open a door by a toddler but, to open 2 lobby doors becomes questionable.
I can't help but to wonder how COULD a 2 feet tall child open those lobby doors so easily? Do you think that could happen in YOUR BUILDING ? I know many TCH buildings, and sometimes the doors are not even locked. Just the thought that a hard breeze could easily blow open the doors to many Toronto Housing Complexes; is quite shocking and disturbing, but true.
My concern is that one's environment or living condition can predispose them to tragedy. If the building's door where properly locked, could he have pushed open the door? Or if this was a well run building with a super or concierge, or security on duty like most housing complexes are supposed to have not just idle cameras, but someone actually watching them. Could this still have happened?
I'm just saying, I'm not trying to throw blame all over the place, but I am looking at all ways in-which this situation could have been prevented.
I don't live in housing, but I strongly feel that the residents of Toronto Housing complexes all across the city become victims in some why or another. Last week for example there was a building downtown that was out of power and heat for many days when the city was under a extreme cold alert. (link below)
So in saying that we all have to take an account of our living conditions. We are all responsible for the safety of our children.
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If your home needs some changes do so today.
I'm big on finding solutions not blaming. so here is some information on places to go to child proof your home.
If you live in Toronto Housing and have a complaint about your conditions
TCH resident without heat feb 16 2015
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