Dad Saves Son From Dry Drowning, Proves Sharing Our Parenting Stories Saves Lives

Photo: Gio Vega, KTRK

I often share safety warnings from other parents on this site—in the past I’ve even been accused of fear-mongering because of articles that warn about car seat safety, sex trafficking, etc. But Colorado dad Garon Vega and his 2-year-old son Gio are exactly the reason I write safety-warning articles with stories from other parents. This summer, you may get your fill of water safety posts, but I hope you will remember this one, and Garon and Gio’s story. They are proof that sharing our stories can save lives.

After Gio complained of a headache and got a fever after swimming last Wednesday, his concerned dad turned to the Internet to check out his symptoms.

“I’m noticing his heart is beating really fast, so noticeably that I can feel it when he’s laying against my body,” Vega said.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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