Valley mom hopes story of son's drowning helps save lives

PHOENIX - If you spend five minutes with Jessica Curtis your heart will break for her. Thursday marked the first anniversary of her son Parker's death.

"He lived for five days. He fought his little heart out," Jessica said.

On June 29, 2013, the 22-month-old was home with his mom and big sister.

"We had landscapers at our house and they were cutting some trees out of our fenced pool area and they didn't let us know they were leaving and left my gate open. I was in the bathroom and Parker ran out of the room and ran straight to the pool. I jumped in and started doing CPR on him and my eight-year-old daughter called 911 while I did CPR on Parker.  We tried our best," Jessica said.

Parker didn't make it.

It's something Jessica will struggle with every day for the rest of her life.

"I miss everything about him.  I miss my heart.  I lost my heart that day," she said.

Jessica started the Barbara Parker Foundation to raise awareness about pool safety. 

For more information,  you can visit her website.



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