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Look Before You Lock Preventing Children's Heath Stroke Deaths -- Erika Kurre

Updated: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 10:33 PM CDT
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Nashville, TN - Look Before you Lock.
The slogan has been on TDOT highway signs this week as part of a partnership with the Department of Human Services.

So far this summer, 13 children across the country have died of heat stroke after being left in hot cars.

The most recent death happened Wednesday.

From a billboard to your phone, a simple reminder could save a life.

That's the idea behind the campaign.
Those who have learned the hard way say these unintentional deaths are so easily preventable.

It's been almost 2-years since Stephanie Gray accidentally left her 5-month old son Joel in the family's minivan instead of dropping  him off at his Donelson daycare.

It was a fatal mistake.

Now she and her husband Aaron are on a mission to keep others from doing the same.

Dozens of children die heat stroke deaths in vehicles each year.

More than half of them are when a caregiver unknowingly left them inside.

In 2013, there were no heat stroke deaths reported in hot cars across Tennessee.

But nationwide, there were 44.

With already 13 children's deaths this year, Gray is worried the nationwide number this year won't be any better.

Aaron and Stephanie have started the Joel Dixon Gray Foundation, trying to promote awareness.

You can like the page on Facebook.Look Before You Lock Preventing Children's Heath Stroke Deaths -- Erika Kurre

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