Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hard lesson. R.I.P Exodus Tyson

Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus Tyson, was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

The child was discovered on Monday at her Phoenix, Arizona, home hanging from a treadmill by its power cable. Fox News reported Exodus was found by her 7-year-old brother, who alerted their mother, who was cleaning in another room.

The horrible incident is being treated as an accident.

So sad.

This is one of those things where the mom will most likely say: "I only turned my back for a second". What a lesson for me... I hate that a little girl died, but it comes at a time that is making a huge impact on me as far as preparation for Charlie. I will go around and tie up every single cord in the house, including the ones I don't think she can get to. This kind of stuff is horrifically scary.

I feel for the whole family, including the 7 year old brother who will no doubt remember the moment he found his sister hanging for the rest of his life. Mike Tyson may not be my favorite person on earth, but nobody deserves to lose their young daughter.


ModernMom said...

Oh, that is so horrific. I am clearly out of touch as I didn't hear about this story. Prayers for that family.

Anonymous said...

You know, I just think if it wasn't the power cord, it might have been something else. I think we all feel safe after having "baby proofed" the house according to all manner of manuals and products, but the sad truth is that probably these "tools" are just lulling us into a false sense of security. The only thing that will keep kids safe is 100% of our attention 100% of the time, and that is near impossible. IMHO, we have to trust to the angels sometimes and not all of us will always end up lucky. That is life. Sorry to be so cynical...but I think it's important not to feel safe just because we've dotted every "i" and locked every cabinet with cleaning supplies. Danicuz