Mom's last words to toddler: 'I love you'

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Olivia Raspanti, 2, choked on a carrot at Carousel Day School in Hicksville and died Tuesday.
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nicole lewis

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Olivia Raspanti, was my cousin i loved her dearly and the media has its story wrong/.. they make it seam like my cousin is the wrong one and she isnt she was a good baby and loved by everyone she knew and was around.. i ask if everyone who reads this understands that this is a tragidty for our family olivia was a sweet girl i am going to miss her very much
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nicole lewis wrote:
Olivia Raspanti, was my cousin i loved her dearly and the media has its story wrong/.. they make it seam like my cousin is the wrong one and she isnt she was a good baby and loved by everyone she knew and was around.. i ask if everyone who reads this understands that this is a tragidty for our family olivia was a sweet girl i am going to miss her very much
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nicole lewis wrote:
Olivia Raspanti, was my cousin i loved her dearly and the media has its story wrong/.. they make it seam like my cousin is the wrong one and she isnt she was a good baby and loved by everyone she knew and was around.. i ask if everyone who reads this understands that this is a tragidty for our family olivia was a sweet girl i am going to miss her very much
Nicole, I am so sorry on the loss of your cousin. she was adorable. Please give her parents my deepest condolences. This is every parents' worst nightmare:to bury a child espcially that young. May your cousin rest in peace may od give your family to carry on through this devastating time. God Bless & love.
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So sad. Condolences to the family, and may the little angel rest in peace.
Robert

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This story pains me no end. I have a two-and-a-half year old Niece named "Olivia Grace" who turns three on May 18th. I look after her several times a week and we are very close. I take her to school one day a week and this story even came up there yesterday. I cannot even imagine how I would feel if I was in the same position. When I first heard the story on the news, I had a lot of trouble hearing the name "Olivia" associated with the description of what happened. She was playing downstairs with her dollhouse at the time and I had to go over and pick her up and hug her.
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To all concerned, my condolences go out to the entire family and friends. I have four children ranging from 22 to 9.(3 boys, 1 girl) I can tell you one thing for sure, that no matter how tough the road of life seems, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't hug them and tell them I love them.(The 22 year old when I see him!) They truly make my life complete and the world go round. I am so truly sorry for your loss.
nicole lewis

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Joey wrote:
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yes what you read it true.. god has taken her to live with the angles
nicole lewis

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Thank you to everyone who is wrting all these nice things about my cousin olivia, she was a great baby and she would have grown up to be a wonderful woman, its funy because when i woke up this morning it was snowing outside and our livie loves snow. I think she asked god to make it snow, she wanted her family to know she is ok and she is safe away from all harm.. thanks again to everyone who is supporting us though this horrible time.
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Mar 20, 2009
 
nicole lewis wrote:
Thank you to everyone who is wrting all these nice things about my cousin olivia, she was a great baby and she would have grown up to be a wonderful woman, its funy because when i woke up this morning it was snowing outside and our livie loves snow. I think she asked god to make it snow, she wanted her family to know she is ok and she is safe away from all harm.. thanks again to everyone who is supporting us though this horrible time.
You're welcome my dear. On your other post I think you meant angels the ones with halos not 90 degree ones. I know it's not the time for a joke but my condolences to the family.
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I am so sorry for your loss. It was senseless and I know you and your family will be missing her for a long time to come. My prayers are with all of you.
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Jeannie Baden wrote:
Olivia Rose Raspanti was my niece. It's so hard to refer to Livi in the past tense. She was the most beautiful and incredibly wonderful little girl. She was the light of her mother and father's life. She was the little girl they had been waiting for and to have her taken in such a tragic manner that could very well have been prevented seems so unfair. It is a comfort to believe that she is an angel and is with several of our relatives that have passed before her. It
will never be the same without her, she is very very missed by myself, my children, her mother, father and brothers as well as her hrandparents, numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. I am of the belief that she is one of the many angels that will be looking over me. Rest In Peace my love...
Aunt Jeannie will be missing you forever.
Nicely said. I'm very sorry for your loss. Olivia was adorable. So sad to lose her but He will take good care of her. May Livi look down smiling on all of you.
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GRANPA WILL ALWAYS PLAY YOUR SONGS
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To this date I can't get over this very sad lost of that beautiful little baby, I have a daughter her age and it broke my heart to just imagine what her family must be feeling now. I am truly sorry and hope that God brings some peace to your hearts and that little Olivia is an Angel that is looking out for you.
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My condolences to the family.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what this family is going through. It tears me apart inside. May god watch over all of you in this terrible time.
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What happened to Livi was a horrible act of negligence and I miss her EVERY day. I am glad that the wheels of justice have begun to turn. The only way to effectively impact the cruel tyrant that owns Carousel is to hit him in the wallet! No amount of litigation will bring Livi back, but hopefully this will prevent owners of other schools from taking short cuts where our children are involved.
RIP Livi. We love & miss you!!!
my heart goes out to you

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Dear Jeannie
I am so sorry for this tragic loss of your niece.
My niece is also Olivia Grace and I cried my eyes out when I saw this happened. I love children and have one of my own and every time I look at Olivia's beautiful picture. My heart goes out to her dear mother . I feel so bad because she was only trying to do the best for her daughter and family only to get her heart literally cut out. Losing a child is one of the hardest things anyone can go through. I hope that a fund would be made in Olivia's name along with legislation to further ensure that children do not enter the same fate . I feel that the center was SOOO responsible . However, freak accidents do happen. This accident has all of us in Hicks ville grieving for your niece and praying that your family can at least get through the initial pain and it does not leave anyone in a tragic position. God bless all of you.
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nicole lewis wrote:
Thank you to everyone who is wrting all these nice things about my cousin olivia, she was a great baby and she would have grown up to be a wonderful woman, its funy because when i woke up this morning it was snowing outside and our livie loves snow. I think she asked god to make it snow, she wanted her family to know she is ok and she is safe away from all harm.. thanks again to everyone who is supporting us though this horrible time.
nicole your so right i love you! and i love you livi
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I love when people like "Melanie" of Westbury talk about getting justice for an accident....NOT an act of neglect (let's get that strait). Mel, weren't you always bringing your daughter there after you no longer worked there to be watched while you went to your doctor appointments etc. And you did all that for FREE right, aint nobody charge you....so Carousel was good enough to help you in your time of need but your so quick to point fingers and try to put them under....your such a selfish hypocrite! As for Lisa, well, we all know how she lies...from how much she makes to her everyday life. Leave carousel alone, aint nothing gonna bring back that poor child. So cut it out and stop all the drama...your not adolescents anymore.
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to lol of westbury who the hell do you think u are i bet you never worked a day in your life with lisa so cut the shit and dont say anything at all if you have nothing nice to say. you have no right you probably dont have kids of you own so ur an idiot.

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