SAVED BY SISTER: Warren County toddler has big sister to thank for ...

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A Warren County three year old is alive tonight thanks to her big sister. The toddler was rushed to Emergency Room Saturday evening after her older sister found her face down in a puddle. Full Story
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Martensdale Parent

Des Moines, IA

#1 Jun 15, 2010
Where were the parents? Why was a three year old not under the supervision of an adult? The sister is a hero for getting help and turing her over to get her face out of the water, but it is not the responsiblity of a 10 year old to properly supervise and care for this toddler. Unfortunately, these children are not supervised by adults most of the time, and it is a 10 year old that watches over both her younger brother and younger sister. A Big Thank You to Doug, and all of the volunteer Fire/Resuce in our town! We greatly appreciate all that you do!
Danielle of Yukon

Bloomington, IL

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Bravo to you Cheyenne for doing a very heroic task, God as many blessing for you in your future. Im also glad the fire fighter was there to lead his excellent training cause without it little Bella would not be here today. Your both saviors!!!
Really

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Martensdale Parent wrote:
Where were the parents? Why was a three year old not under the supervision of an adult? The sister is a hero for getting help and turing her over to get her face out of the water, but it is not the responsiblity of a 10 year old to properly supervise and care for this toddler. Unfortunately, these children are not supervised by adults most of the time, and it is a 10 year old that watches over both her younger brother and younger sister. A Big Thank You to Doug, and all of the volunteer Fire/Resuce in our town! We greatly appreciate all that you do!
I am a mother of 2 and you can not I have your eyes on 2 or 1 at all times!! Thank goodness these children have been raised in such a great home that they look out for each other. What happened to the days the children are outside playing and having a good time. Now days children are inside watching TV and playing video games not getting the exercise that they need ~ that is half the problem with people today. The world has gone bad and we can barely let our kids out back with a 6 foot privacy fence to play.
jjw

Des Moines, IA

#4 Jun 15, 2010
Martensdale Parent wrote:
Where were the parents? Why was a three year old not under the supervision of an adult? The sister is a hero for getting help and turing her over to get her face out of the water, but it is not the responsiblity of a 10 year old to properly supervise and care for this toddler. Unfortunately, these children are not supervised by adults most of the time, and it is a 10 year old that watches over both her younger brother and younger sister. A Big Thank You to Doug, and all of the volunteer Fire/Resuce in our town! We greatly appreciate all that you do!
I'm sure that you were there every second of every day right next to your child(ren) as they were growing up, never let them play outside without you...BS! HAPPY AND THANKFUL THAT CHILD IS OK!!!
Wondering

Ankeny, IA

#5 Jun 15, 2010
She almost drowned in that puddle? That is very strange.
another parent

United States

#6 Jun 15, 2010
I'm with the other m-dale parent. I get you can't watch kids all the time. But how many accidents can one familys kids have? At least no where they are! DHS better be involved!
jjw

Des Moines, IA

#7 Jun 15, 2010
Wondering wrote:
She almost drowned in that puddle? That is very strange.
Well, she is 3, when she hit the puddle she swallowed water and probably choaked on it. Probably happened so quick, especially since she is 3. I dont understand why there is always someone that trys to turn stories around! Not once did you even say, glad the little girl is ok! What is wrong with some people!
jjw

Des Moines, IA

#8 Jun 15, 2010
another parent wrote:
I'm with the other m-dale parent. I get you can't watch kids all the time. But how many accidents can one familys kids have? At least no where they are! DHS better be involved!
Didnt the news say they were in the backyard?
another parent

United States

#9 Jun 15, 2010
jjw wrote:
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Didnt the news say they were in the backyard?
well about a half a block away. Not just backyard! Maybe since there is so much history with these kids there are to many questions of how again again and again.
mother in PA

Northampton, PA

#10 Jun 15, 2010
That is soo great to hear a big sister saving her little sisters life!! You are such an angel and your sister is lucky to have someone like you! To the neighbor that help: The Warners are lucky to have someone as a neighbor like you. There arent alot of people out there like you.
jjw

Des Moines, IA

#11 Jun 15, 2010
another parent wrote:
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well about a half a block away. Not just backyard! Maybe since there is so much history with these kids there are to many questions of how again again and again.
True..but I mean come on, no one can say they have never let their child(ren) play outside of their yard! This seems like an accident that ended with a GREAT ending!
Wondering

Ankeny, IA

#12 Jun 15, 2010
I am very glad that the little girl is ok. Praise God.
John

Leavenworth, KS

#13 Jun 15, 2010
Martensdale Parent wrote:
Where were the parents? Why was a three year old not under the supervision of an adult? The sister is a hero for getting help and turing her over to get her face out of the water, but it is not the responsiblity of a 10 year old to properly supervise and care for this toddler. Unfortunately, these children are not supervised by adults most of the time, and it is a 10 year old that watches over both her younger brother and younger sister. A Big Thank You to Doug, and all of the volunteer Fire/Resuce in our town! We greatly appreciate all that you do!
Sounds like you'd have rather had the poor child die. Burn in H@LL
A Concerned Parent

Bothell, WA

#14 Jun 15, 2010
Martensdale Parent wrote:
Where were the parents? Why was a three year old not under the supervision of an adult? The sister is a hero for getting help and turning her over to get her face out of the water, but it is not the responsiblity of a 10 year old to properly supervise and care for this toddler. Unfortunately, these children are not supervised by adults most of the time, and it is a 10 year old that watches over both her younger brother and younger sister. A Big Thank You to Doug, and all of the volunteer Fire/Rescue in our town! We greatly appreciate all that you do!
It seems to me, that the parents of these kids just expect others to "be there" for them whenever they get in a bind or are too lazy to watch them themselves. What happens when someone isn't there to bail you out? You lose your kids! Wake up call! Not only did you almost lose the 3 yr old, you traumatized your 10 year old-shame on you!!! And, for the record, I am glad the kids are okay, but it won't be long before something else happens. Common sense, duh...
Yet another M-dale Parent

Creston, IA

#15 Jun 15, 2010
John wrote:
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Sounds like you'd have rather had the poor child die. Burn in H@LL
I would never wish harm on any child, but I agree that the parent(s) need to be around. As others have pointed out, this is not an isolated incident with this family. As long as I have lived here these children have run all over town without any supervision. Cheyenne used to come over when she was about 6 and her brother A.J. was about 1 1/2 or 2, and we live on the other side of town. If they were in the back yard, why is it that the neighbor two houses down was the one to reply, and not the mother? DHS definitely needs to get involved to find out why the neighbor responded instead of the mother.
Abby Anctil

Indianola, IA

#16 Jun 15, 2010
Cheyenne is on my softball team. I feel bad for sister. Cheyenne and Doug make a great team.
Sammie

Berlin, MD

#17 Jun 16, 2010
ok guys come on...the story is about the little girl that almost drown and was saved by her sister! it is not about how bad of parents these people may or may not be. if you have kids of your own you do know that it is hard to see every move they make. if it is not the first incident maybe they do need a reality check and dhs does need to be involved but either way the story was not posted about that it was posted about the little girl. THANK THE LORD THAT HER BIG SISTER WAS THERE TO SAVE HER AND THAT SHE IS OK!!!!!!!!!! that is what matters :)
jjw

Des Moines, IA

#18 Jun 16, 2010
Sammie wrote:
ok guys come on...the story is about the little girl that almost drown and was saved by her sister! it is not about how bad of parents these people may or may not be. if you have kids of your own you do know that it is hard to see every move they make. if it is not the first incident maybe they do need a reality check and dhs does need to be involved but either way the story was not posted about that it was posted about the little girl. THANK THE LORD THAT HER BIG SISTER WAS THERE TO SAVE HER AND THAT SHE IS OK!!!!!!!!!! that is what matters :)
I couldn't AGREE with you more!
Martensdale Parent

Des Moines, IA

#19 Jun 18, 2010
If you only had a clue as to the people raising these children! Both have attempted suicide at least once! The mother has openly stated in public that one of her children has been molested by 2 different people! There are way too many accidents and harmful things happen to these beautiful children! These 3 wonderful children deserve to be in a nurturing and loving enviroment, free of harm!
Parent

Branson, MO

#20 Jun 19, 2010
this is about a 10 year old and neighbor doing something wonderful and great!it is not about the parents and it is sad that people only want to fine fault and not look at the good! I think it is great that a 10 year old new what to do and that the neighbor next door was outside! Geart job Cheyenne and Doug!

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