As a parent, your top priority is ensuring your child’s safety. However, sometimes your most well-planned safety measures aren’t enough, leading to catastrophic outcomes.
Erika Moon’s four-year-old son, Isaac, was non-verbal and on the Autism spectrum. Moon had taken great care to baby-proof her Boston apartment, putting up a baby gate to prevent Isaac from getting to unsafe areas of the home. Despite her precautions, Isaac managed to get past the baby gate and open a window, which led to a devastating situation. He fell out of the fourth-floor window and was critically injured.
First responders arrived at the scene after a call was made about the incident. Isaac was immediately taken to Boston Hospital, but after spending nearly a week there, he passed away from his injuries.
Neighbors who heard the screaming and witnessed the aftermath of the incident were devastated. A neighbor, Nelson Peguero, recounted seeing the child and the desperation of the woman who picked him up.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the hospital bills and funeral arrangements for Isaac. The family needs support during this difficult time, especially Isaac’s mom and his two older siblings left behind.
Moon had previously expressed concerns about living on the fourth floor due to Isaac’s lack of awareness of danger. In the GoFundMe description, Moon explained that Isaac was non-verbal and had no sense of danger.