My Good Morning America Segment

Monday, June 9, 2014


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When I originally wrote this post I had no idea how fast it would spread.  My intention for sharing my story was not to scare people or make moms never want to take their children to the pool again...it was the opposite.  I wanted to share the story simply for the fact that I wanted to make others aware of something that I have never heard of.

My post went viral and it blew me away how many people were unaware.  ABC Good Morning America called me recently and asked if they could do an interview.   I felt like it was such blessing because it was allowing me to share about the dangers of secondary drowning on a much bigger scale.

I am beyond terrified of public speaking (or speaking in front of cameras) but I decided to go ahead with the interview, which you can watch above if you want.  Where is that little emoticon with the monkey covering his eyes when you need him? Ha!

And for all of those of you who have sent me e-mails asking how Ronin is doing, he is doing great.  I have both boys in swimming lessons three times a week, with a sweet lady who comes to our house.  Ronin is slowly getting more comfortable with the water and my hope is that he will learn to love the water and swimming will soon be second nature to him.

20 comments:

Caroline said...

So awesome - people need to be made aware - so glad you shared!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Thank you Caroline!

Meghan said...

Wow that's so cool you were on GMA! I definitely shared your post with friends and family and have been talking about it a lot! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

My name is Danielle::::Welcome to Live, Love & Create said...

Thank you again for sharing your story Lindsay! More importantly, I am so glad that Ronin is okay:)) p.s. You did an amazing interview too:)

Alexa said...

You're a natural on camera. ;) Such an important story to share, Lindsay. When it had been posted on both my FB Mommy Pages within the day of you posting it, I knew it had went viral, and for good reason. Glad little Ronin is well!!

Wishes and Reality said...

Thank you for sharing your story! I was at a pool party the following week and my husband pulled a little girl from the pool. His quick thinking saved her and I was able to share your story with her mom. You have undoubtedly saved lives by sharing such a personal moment in your life.

Heidi
www.wishesandreality.com

stacy said...

I cant see the video- its just a gray box. I will keep trying though! That's amazing.

Anonymous said...

I can't see it either....same thing!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ah sorry it's not showing up for a couple of you! Here is the direct link if you want to see: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/secondary-drowning-warning-gma-investigates-potentially-fatal-event-24023590

Lindsay said...

You rock Linds. Your just as beautiful on camera. xoxo

Rhiannon said...

It's wonderful that you shared your story! I had never heard of this before and appreciate you spreading awareness :) I'm so happy to hear that Ronin is doing great. I can't imagine how scary this was for you guys.

Anonymous said...

After following you for years it was cool to hear your voice and see you move! So glad Ronin is doing well and while I'm not a mother (hopefully some day down the road) I think its great for anyone to know about this. Enjoy that gorgeous pool this summer :)

(also I had no problems with the embedded video)

Ali said...

What a great segment! So glad you could share your story!

carly larson said...

Ahhhh! Your a star☆ so happy to see my oldest friend bring so much awareness! Glad to see little Ronan is ok. ♡ give the fam my love

Danielle said...

I couldn't believe it when you were mentioned on the radio the other day while I was out driving! It's amazing how viral it went, I am all the way in Toronto! Great job of getting the word out. I was unaware of this issue before you brought it to light and it is good for any one, parent or not to know what to do should the situation happen to them

Aryn Mayor said...

Love it! You look great on camera;) must be very healing to be able to tell your story to empower others!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Crazy, I've been on a blog hiatus lately and am scrolling my FB feed this morning where I see a story that a few friends have shared from the Huff Post. I'm reading about this scary thing called secondary drowning and my heart is breaking for this mama because MAN HOW SCARY and who the hell has ever heard of this and then I get to the end and see it was you (I wasn't putting two and two together w/ the names and pics!) Man, Lindsay how scary but I am glad your little guy is doing well and thank you for sharing and enlightening so many parents out there!!

Louisiana Bride said...

I've heard so many non-blogging mamas talking about this lately! Love that you brought light to something so important, I'd never heard of it before. Thanks

Beatriz Skeens said...

Just saw this and read your original post! I made a video for parents to teach their own children how to swim! It is so important for parents to start preparing their children to be safe in the water from their first bath! Are you interested in doing a giveaway of my DVD? I made it after 30 years of teaching babies how to swim and want to get awareness of this to parents. Miss Bea

Momma said...

How scary! Praise the Lord Ronin is ok! Our oldest son almost drowned at 18 months old. Since then I've been a huge water safety nut! Our youngest son, 15 months old, is now taking ISR Infant Rescue Swim lessons. http://www.infantswim.com They are amazing! They've got some amazing videos on their site and on youtube.

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