How Could You?!
Sofia Wisher is the 23rd child to die this year due to parental neglect, and I’m beside myself.
On one particularly sweltering evening I gave my neighbors a reason to relocate after I read a news story and began screaming at the top of my lungs – “HOW COULD YOU??!”
I normally reserve that tone for instances such as Jennifer Aniston jumping into Player Mayer’s bed for the umpteenth time, but this was bad. Really freaking bad.
A couple based in Antioch, California (roughly 49 miles from my home) left their 7-month-old daughter in their car … overnight … and she died.
I had tears streaming down my face and a lump in my throat the size of Italy while picturing little Sofia Wisher, alone in that car, for fourteen hours.
This wasn’t a case of a mother dashing back into the house for 30 seconds to retrieve a teething ring. This was unforgiveable.
But you want to know what prompted me to tell each and every one of my friends and family members about this horrifying tale? The fact that Sofia’s parents, who were supposed to love her and cherish her and take care of her, essentially got off scot-free.
The headline of the article said ‘No charges for parents who left baby in hot car.’