A mother’s instinct is pretty much like a sixth sense that a woman gets after she has a child. Life is no longer just about her, but also about the well-being and safety of her child. It would explain how a mother would give up her life without a second thought to protect her child as is shown in this story.
21 one year old Shelby Carter, had just celebrated her first birthday as a mother when tragedy struck. The dedicated new mom was starting the next chapter of her life in Wyoming, Illinois with her precious 12 days old daughter when her house unexpectedly went up in flames and she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her child.
Shelby was home alone with her daughter, Keana, when the fire started. The fire spread rapidly and in no time it was filled with dangerous smoke. There was no way out.
In a scary and deadly situation, Shelby was able to find a way to protect her child and rescue her from a life-threatening situation. She strapped her little Keana into a car seat and dropped her out of a second-story window to save her life.
Unfortunately, when the firefighters arrived they found Shelby’s body on the second floor of her house near a window. She died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Shelby’s friends and loved ones are grieving and remembering a kind woman and devoted mother.
“She was … very unselfish and her heart and her love was that baby, For sure, she’s not going to be forgotten.” Stacey Unhold, a family friend told KWQC-TV.
Speaking to the Washington Post,Ed Foglesonger, chief of the Wyoming-Speer Fire Protection District, said, “It’s just incredible that she was able to pull her thoughts together to save her baby. It’s just too bad she couldn’t save herself; but I’d say it’s nothing short of a miracle the way it ended up.”
The baby girl was rushed to hospital and it was confirmed that she was okay and unscathed.
Following the tragic incident, neighbors started spreading the word on the Internet to help rebuild the house and provide some financial support that would be a trust for baby Keana. In just a week, they were able to raise more than 40,000 dollars.
Firefighter Loses Four Children In Early Morning Day Care Fire That Killed Five
An early morning fire tore through a home day care killing five children and injuring one woman in Erie, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Four of the deceased children belonged to a firefighter who was fighting another fire that night just a few blocks away from the day care.
Reports say that firefighters responded to a call about a house fire at 1 am on Sunday. On arrival, firefighters found flames shooting out of every window on the first floor of the building.
Firefighters pulled several children from the burning home, which was a day care center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked, but sadly none of the children, who ranged in age from eight months to eight years, survived.
Of the five kids, four were from the same family. Luther Jones who is a volunteer firefighter at Lawrence Park Volunteer Fire Department lost four children in the horrific fire.
“The deputy told me he hasn’t seen fire blow out of a building like that in a long time,” Erie Bureau of Fire Chief Fire Inspector John Widomski told GoErie.com.
“Unthinkable. It’s really beyond comprehension.” Chief Joe Crotty of the Lawrence Park Volunteer Fire Department told TODAY.
Neighbors heard two teenagers screaming for help as they escaped from the second floor of the home and called for help.
The teenagers were able to escape with injuries by climbing onto the roof of the first floor.
The owner of the home and day care, Harris Family Daycare, also managed to escape by running through the fire but sustained serious injuries especially to her lungs according to CNN.
The homeowner’s child was among the five kids who were killed in the fire.
According to reports, investigators are still trying to determine what started the deadly fire, but they believe it started in the first floor of the house.
Investigators also discovered that the three-story home only had one smoke detector, which was located on the top floor of the house.
Harris Family Daycare passed an inspection in late December 2018, but in early January there were two notes from the state’s Department of Human Services Office of Child Development and Early Learning commenting on “ashes and cigarette or cigar butts” and electrical outlets not having the proper coverings.
Responses from the day care indicated these were taken care of.
A fund has been set up to help the family cover funeral costs.
Mom Is Heartbroken After 35-Year-Old Son Dies From Guzzling 4 Energy Drinks Per Day
Shani Clarke was watching her 35-year-old son, Michael Clarke, clean out his truck when she noticed his large collection of energy drinks. She voiced her concern but he shrugged her off and that was the end of their conversation.
A few weeks later, Michael was found slumped over in his vehicle. He had suffered a massive heart attack. Doctors later found out the heart attack had been caused by caffeine toxicity.
On Facebook a heartbroken Shani wrote, “I can’t tell you the pain I felt at that moment, my heart just hit the floor and I sobbed and sobbed. He was cleaning his truck out and I saw he had an armful of the big cans of Mother and I said ‘I hope you’re not drinking too many of them in one go’ which he just shrugged off as we mums know nothing, I didn’t think much more of it at the time.”
After her son’s death in January of 2014, Shani began to put the pieces together. Talking to ABC News Shani revealed that a short while before he passed away, her son complained of indigestion. “The coroner said the indigestion could have been mistaken for a mild heart attack,” she said.
Shani had also noticed that Michael would purchase four-packs of Mother energy drinks, which contain 160mg of caffeine per can. The FDA recommends no more than 400 mg per day. Michael would also drink several cups of coffee when he got home.
Keen on creating awareness and teaching others of the dangers of caffeine after her son’s death, Shani created a Facebook group, Caffeine Toxicity Death Awareness.
Even though Michael died almost 6 years ago, Shani is still working devotedly to inform people about caffeine toxicity.
In 2018, she had a conversation with a woman who drank Red Bull every day.
“Things ALWAYS happen for a reason, my back has been bad this week so got a dog wash lady to come round … and of course the caffeine subject came up and BAM she drinks Redbull every single day! We had a BIG chat and gave her some cards to join the caffeine toxicity group to get help to come off, she has been thinking that she needs to stop but today I gave her the reason to stop…..another one to add to your list Michael Clarke of people you have helped.” Shani posted in 2018.
Please remember to always use caution when consuming caffeine, don’t mix energy drinks with other caffeinated products and if you feel sick stop use immediately.
Remember to share this story to let others know the potential dangers of consuming too much caffeine.
The Last Words Jesus Christ Spoke On the Cross
‘The Sayings of Jesus on the Cross’ or ‘the Seven Last Words from the Cross’ are seven expressions biblically attributed to Jesus during his crucifixion.
Traditionally, the brief sayings have been called “words”. They are gathered from the four Canonical Gospels.Three of the sayings appear only in the Gospel of Luke and three only in the Gospel of John. The other saying appears both in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark.
In Matthew and Mark, Jesus cries out to God. In Luke, he forgives his killers, reassures the penitent thief, and commends his spirit to the Father. In John, he speaks to his mother, says he thirsts, and declares the end of his earthly life.
Usually, a person’s last words carry a huge significance to what truly mattered to them. These seven sayings, being last words, may provide a way to understand what was ultimately important to our Lord Jesus who was dying on the cross
1.’Father Forgive them for they know not what they do.’ Luke 23:34
2.‘Today you will be with me in paradise’ Luke 23:43
3.‘…He said unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother!’ John 19:26,27
4.‘My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?’ Matthew 27:46
5.‘I Thirst’ John 19:28
6.‘It is Finished’ John 19:30
7.‘Father, Into Thy hands I commend My spirit’ Luke 23:46
These seven sayings are called words of: