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ParentingU is a podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Jun 28, 2021

“Drowning is silent but we will not be.” ~ Mazie’s Mission

Heather, mom of Mazie, joins us on this important episode of ParentingU. At just shy of 18 months old, Mazie drowned in the family swimming pool. Now, mom Heather and her family are committed to helping other families learn more about water safety. Louisiana has the difficult distinction of being fourth in the nation for drowning deaths of children ages 1 to 14 years old. Through the pain of this situation, Heather and her family are trying to bring purpose to this tragedy. Drowning doesn’t always look typical or like what we’ve seen on TV or in movies. This episode seeks to give education and hope to a difficult topic. Listen to this episode to learn more about precautions and facts that families can use to be water safe this summer, and all year round.

Mentioned on the show:

- Learn more about Mazie, and her legacy to help others: https://www.maziesmission.net/

- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has a website, Pool Safely with lots of resources for parents to use to help keep kids water safe. Visit: https://www.poolsafely.gov/

-  Heather mentioned LOPA, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Learn more about organ donation here: https://www.lopa.org/

- Stay tuned to ParentingU: we have two more episodes on water safety, including hearing from Shelly of Crawfish Aquatics and Dr. Michael Odinet, Emergency Room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes.

We hope you find this Bonus episode of ParentingU informative and timely. You can hear all episodes of ParentingU on our website or on your favorite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts.

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