(NewsNation) – Grieving parents in Florida are wondering how their energetic 9-month-old could have been pronounced dead just hours after being dropped off at a Florida daycare.
On Monday, little Tayvon Tomlin was reportedly found dead in his crib at Lincoln Marti Daycare in Homestead, Florida. Miami-Dade police told the media that a daycare worker was monitoring the children when they realized Tayvon was not breathing and alerted authorities.
The child was airlifted to the trauma unit at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Less than an hour later, Tayvon is dead.
Attorney Michael Levine is representing the family. He says that in the minutes and hours after Tayvon died, his clients received conflicting reports about what happened at Lincoln Marti Daycare.
Parents Keiara Whorley and Devonte Tomlin have questions about the daycare staff and their equipment to deal with a medical emergency.
While their questions remain, they face the unbearable pain of burying their baby and explaining to Tayvon’s siblings that their brother isn’t coming home.
“Our world was turned upside down when we received a call that our son, Tayvon, was not breathing and was being taken to hospital after being found unconscious in a crib at his daycare,” Devonte Tomlin shared on a GoFundMe page. . funds to cover the child’s funeral expenses. “He was a sweet, playful and energetic baby who was about to walk and brought so much joy into our lives.”
Lincoln Marti Child Care sent the following statement about the incident to Local 10 News on Monday.
“Following a medical emergency, this afternoon a child was transported from a Lincoln-Marti daycare center to Homestead by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. We will learn later that the child died. Lincoln-Marti is working with authorities to determine what caused this tragic situation and offers his sincere condolences to the family. Out of respect for their privacy, no further comment will be made at this time.
According to the Miami Herald, Tayvon is the second baby to die at a private facility in the Miami-Dade area last week.
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