Friday, July 29, 2011
PSA - Strap your furniture down
Yesterday morning on my way to work I saw something that saddened my heart and compelled me to share what I learned. Sitting at the stoplight on my way to drop Addie off I saw a minivan that had decals covering their back window reading..."In loving memory of Madison Funk" "September 2005 - October 2007" - which of course brought tears to my eyes, barely two I figured as I did the quick math. And then the answer as to "what happened," below her name and dates read- "Strap your furniture down." My heart sunk...clearly this family had suffered a tragedy...so, last night after work I "googled" what I'd seen on the van and was led to a website established by Madison's mommy to alert parents around the world to the dangers of furniture tipping over in your house. Madison's story can be found here....and while I am deeply saddened by this precious angel's passing...it brought to light something I had hardly considered. If you read Madison's story its so easy to see how it could happen...which makes it SO real. On Madison's website they recommend the furniture straps they used after losing their daughter in this horrible tragedy...you'd never notice them if you weren't looking for them and for $4.99 for 8 brackets - how can you afford not to?? We will certainly be investing in these for our home....I'll be strapping down everything we own!!! So...while I hate to pass along sad news - I felt strongly this was a message worth spreading.