Girl dies two weeks after swing set accident

A little girl, injured on a swing set last month has died. Five-year old Hannah Hower passed away last night. Full Story
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So Sad

Gaylord, MI

#2 May 10, 2008
What an awful tragedy!! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Hannah Hower!!!
Kelli Jean

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 May 10, 2008
That is so sad :(
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

“What's Up?”

Since: Jan 08

Coopersville

#4 May 10, 2008
What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Hannah Hower. Life is too short..................
Marion

Big Rapids, MI

#5 May 10, 2008
My heart is breaking......I can only imagine what these parents are going through today.
I pray all you mothers out there who have never been touched by tragedy keep this mom in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. God Bless!

Since: Mar 08

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#6 May 10, 2008
That is a huge bummer.

R.I.P. little one.
Gail in Wyoming

Wixom, MI

#7 May 10, 2008
What a sad ending of a tragic accident. May God comfort her family in this time of their loss.
Trish

Wixom, MI

#8 May 10, 2008
God has another little angel,,prayers to you and your family and friends,,I do know your feelings,,lost my daughter 23 years ago,,remember all the wonderful times and smile ,,she is smiling to you..
Terrible

West Bloomfield, MI

#9 May 10, 2008
I have been following this story since it broke a few weeks ago and I feel just awful for this family. I have a 6 year old little girl and I cannot imagine what they must be going through. My condolences and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Cool_Whip

Syracuse, NY

#10 May 10, 2008
This poor family. My heart aches for you. I have a 3 yr old, and cannot imagine the grief you are feeling. God be with you.
Tarra Parks

Warren, MI

#11 May 10, 2008
Does anyone know Hannahs carepage name? My daughter has a carepage too and I wanted to leave a message for the family. I appreciate anyone who can tell me my e-mail is Tarra_Parks@yahoo.com.
sami

Caledonia, MI

#12 May 10, 2008
Our prayers are with Hannah's family and I know God has Hannah in his care, truely sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet child. We kept her in our prayers and now we keep you in them.
Kate

United States

#13 May 10, 2008
Oh how very sad. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this precious little girl. May you all find strength in God during this difficult time.
gowen mi

Caledonia, MI

#14 May 10, 2008
The loss you feel will always be with you... as will the times you will always cherish. All that have been part of Hannah's life will be changed because of her short life and her tragic death. She shines upon us now and will change us for the better. God Bless.
Mandy in Rockford

Grand Haven, MI

#15 May 11, 2008
Mr Hower is the Asst Principal at my sons school...and I have 2 other younger children. This accident has weighed heavy on my mind since hearing the news on the Saturday AM news...my heart goes out the the Hower family. I can't imagine enduring the loss of a child... You are in our prayers.
Julie

Cross Village, MI

#16 May 12, 2008
So sad, my heart goes out to her family.
Hanna from Germany

Großlittgen, Germany

#17 Mar 15, 2009
Today I read about what happened last year to little Hannah. I am very sorry for what happened... Last year I lost my little nephew and I just can try to imagine what such a loss means to the parents of a child. I hope that her family always will know that Hannah will stay with them all time.
God be with her family...
mom

United States

#18 Aug 20, 2009
my son in april 2009 was also hung in on a rope on a swing and slide(play core)swing set when he was found he was dead, my sister who is an rn started cpr and he begin to breath again he was flown out to UK hospital where they thought he was brain dead, we went all night thinking our baby was not going to make it,the doctors said the color he was when he was found that he had to be dead for 7min or longer plus it took my sister about 5min to bring him back that is 12min that he was down for, the cardio arret he went throgh only 1% of peds make it.With many prayers and the grace of our lord he woke up the next morning and remembered everything not only that but all his test came back normal, we really dont know what the long time affect will be what happened, my heart goes out to this family because i thought i was going to lose my child as well, children get hurt and die on swing sets all the time,and we think they are safe for our children!we as parnts need to come together and do something, why have rope on swing sets all they do is hurt and kill our children! I called play core9swing and slide) after this happened and told them the story, they where very rude and did not care it has been almost 5 months since they have known what hapen and you can still go online and buy the same rope my son got hung from!!!they dont care our children are getting hurt they just want there money, please parents join me to make sure this dont happen to anymore of our children!!

“O__o ?”

Since: May 08

Grandville

#19 Aug 21, 2009
mom wrote:
my son in april 2009 was also hung in on a rope on a swing and slide(play core)swing set when he was found he was dead, my sister who is an rn started cpr and he begin to breath again he was flown out to UK hospital where they thought he was brain dead, we went all night thinking our baby was not going to make it,the doctors said the color he was when he was found that he had to be dead for 7min or longer plus it took my sister about 5min to bring him back that is 12min that he was down for, the cardio arret he went throgh only 1% of peds make it.With many prayers and the grace of our lord he woke up the next morning and remembered everything not only that but all his test came back normal, we really dont know what the long time affect will be what happened, my heart goes out to this family because i thought i was going to lose my child as well, children get hurt and die on swing sets all the time,and we think they are safe for our children!we as parnts need to come together and do something, why have rope on swing sets all they do is hurt and kill our children! I called play core9swing and slide) after this happened and told them the story, they where very rude and did not care it has been almost 5 months since they have known what hapen and you can still go online and buy the same rope my son got hung from!!!they dont care our children are getting hurt they just want there money, please parents join me to make sure this dont happen to anymore of our children!!
Happy that your son made it. However, it's not the swing or the rope's fault that kids get hurt.....it's lack of supervision, but also freak accidents.

Hannah was very wanted and very loved. Her parents had trouble getting pregnant, and when they finally did, Hannah was the result. Now they are again childless. This was indeed a terrible, terrible accident.
mom

Richmond, KY

#20 Aug 21, 2009
Marti from Michigan wrote:
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Happy that your son made it. However, it's not the swing or the rope's fault that kids get hurt.....it's lack of supervision, but also freak accidents.
Hannah was very wanted and very loved. Her parents had trouble getting pregnant, and when they finally did, Hannah was the result. Now they are again childless. This was indeed a terrible, terrible accident.
my son was 11 years old who would think you would have to supervise an 11 year old playing on a swing set! I really dont think ropes should be on swing sets so many children get hurt and die from these rope and yet they still put them on swing sets!it needs to stop! All my prayers go out for her family i know what they went throgh.She was so young and if it was not for the rope she would still be here, it is so scaring like i said my son was 11 so if an older child can get hurt younger children are so much likely to be the ones to get hurt, I work in the med feild and know that parents can be right there and this could still happen, it happens so fast, and yes it is the swing sets to blame when so many children get hurt on these things and they keep putting them on there. Hannah family my hart and prayers go out to you and iam so sorry this happened to you.
She croaked

Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

#21 Nov 6, 2009
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