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8 year old dies from drinking boiling water

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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An 8-year-old Florida girl has died five months after she was injured while drinking boiling water through a straw on a dare.

The SunSentinel reports Ki'ari Pope started having trouble breathing Sunday night. She told her mother's boyfriend, who called 911. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Marquisia Bonner, the child's 22-year-old mother, says Ki'ari had suffered complications since March when she took the dare from her cousin after they watched a YouTube video where someone appeared to drink boiling water from a straw. She had emergency surgery on her windpipe to clear scar tissue.
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:12 PM
jky_67
by Bronze Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:12 PM
Is this for real?! OMG!
Phoenix_lament
by Fawkes on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:12 PM
I don't even have words :(
Caidysmom
by MindyM on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:13 PM
Holy crap!
kcangel63
by Freebirther on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:14 PM
How awful!
fullxbusymom
by Sapphire Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:14 PM

This entire thing is just so sad.  Mom was only 14 when she had her so probably pregnant by 13.  Such a beautiful little girl tragically gone by something so stupid.  Why was the beautiful thing not being watched?  I mean they had long enough to boil and drink the water?

fullxbusymom
by Sapphire Member on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Yes, it has been all over the news. 

Quoting jky_67: Is this for real?! OMG!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:15 PM
Her mom is 22? And she was 8?
crochetnewb
by on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:16 PM
For real.. where was any adult to stop them. The had to have heard two kids messing around in the kitchen unless these kids were left unsupervised.

Quoting fullxbusymom:

This entire thing is just so sad.  Mom was only 14 when she had her so probably pregnant by 13.  Such a beautiful little girl tragically gone by something so stupid.  Why was the beautiful thing not being watched?  I mean they had long enough to boil and drink the water?

Tinse
by Crazy Bird Lady on Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM

I am shocked.  I've never heard of such a thing until now.

How horrible.

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