LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Drowning is the primary cause of accidental death for children under five years old, and the second leading cause for children 14 and under, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
An international organization, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, is working to change that reality.
Their purpose is derived from unimaginable pain.
In 2008, Kathy and Blake Collingsworth were hosting family at their home when their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Joshua, slipped out of sight. They quickly found him in their backyard pool. Joshua was unconscious and unresponsive, and later died at the hospital.
“He was just a joy. He was so sweet and so angelic,” Kathy said.
“He literally was the perfect little angel.”