Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Boat Launch Signage
Our family is working hard to get more visual information near lakes and marinas.
Our goal is to have several "Afton Carbon Monoxide Danger" signs displayed at every lake in Ohio.
As of today, we have several lakes on board.
It is extremely dangerous for anyone to be at the back of a boat, while the boat is moving at a slow speed, or while in the no-wake zone. Unfortunately, for our family, we were not aware of this danger. We will work hard to make sure others are made aware of this silent killer.
Salt Fork Lake
Your Tax-Deductible Donation Will Help Give To Those In Need
By donating to LovelikeAfton, we will continue to not only love, and help others in need, but we will work to educate others about the dangers of carbon monoxide while boating. We will work hard to help save the lives of others and not allow another child to pass away, at such a young age. No parent should ever have to feel this much sadness. Let's work together to make a difference.
Story is told by Bri's mom, Karen.
Every year we will donate a buddy bench to a school that has lost a child. This year, we will donate a bench to the Dice Family in memory of their daughter Brianna Dice who passed away from Rett Syndrome.
Rett Syndrome is a genetic mutation/deletion that results in severe neurological deficits. It is a spectrum-and Bri was on the severe end of that. She never walked or talked. In her toddler years, we went through a severe regression where she lost the ability to sit up on her own, and she could no longer eat solid food. She started to have seizures, and lost all purposeful movement. When she was 6, we had to have a feeding tube put in because she could no longer swallow without choking. As Bri got older, we went through several orthopedic surgeries, including a complete hip repair, and a spinal fusion, in addition to increasing respiratory difficulties. Each time Bri got sick, her lungs sustained more and more damage. At 14, she got to the point where she had to be on oxygen full time, and a machine to keep her breathing at night. The last year of her life was spent between the children's hospital, and a nursing home because we could no longer safely care for her at home. In January of 2022, Bri became very ill at the nursing home and she had to be transferred back to the hospital. At this point, the medical staff learned that she had now developed diabetes, her liver was failing, her lungs were failing, and she was having severe gastrointestinal issues-all of which would required more surgeries, and she would have to be permanently hooked up to machines to breathe. It was at this time, Brianna's dad and I decided that it was time to stop interventions, and let nature take its course. We let her little body take its final rest on February 10th 2022.