July 2, 2021

On today's show Adrian and Ethan look at preventable injuries and what parents can do to keep their children safe.

Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in America. Millions more children are injured every year.

According to the CDC, approximately 12,000 children and young adults, ages 1 to 19 years, die from unintentional injuries each year. When a child dies, the lives of families are changed forever.

Summer is a favorite time of year for many children - no school, warm weather and lots of outdoor activities. Let's make this a safe summer for kids.

Consider these statistics from the National Safety Council:

• Each year about 100 children are killed and 254,000 are injured as a result of bicycle-related accidents.

• Playgrounds are exciting places for children to be outdoors and active. However, each year more than 220,000 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries occurring on playgrounds.

• More than 46.5 million children participate in sports each year in the United States. One in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games.

We can always count on kids to see the issues and set out to make a difference…

12-year-old Daisy Hampton Raises Money to Buy Laptops for Kids in Need

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City and schools switched to remote learning, 12-year-old Daisy Hampton learned that a lot of her classmates weren’t showing up to her virtual classes because they lacked access to learning tools like computers, tablets, and wi-fi hotspots.

In April of last year, Daisy founded Including You, a nonprofit that’s focused on mentoring students who face various obstacles in their educational journeys. Through her organization, Daisy hopes to help close the digital divide by providing online learning tools like laptops, tablets, and wi-fi hotspots to those who need it most.

To help fund her initiative, Daisy started a GoFundMe in August 2020, and the response from her community has been overwhelming. To date, Daisy has raised over $16,000 and has delivered devices to over 250 students across NYC and beyond.