July 11, 2006
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While I was at Readercon, unfortunately, Linda was flying down to Philadelphia for the funeral of her niece's five-year-old stepson, who drowned in an above-ground pool in his mother's yard.

The devastated families want very much to spread awareness of the dangers of accidental drowning. Almost 1,000 children die each year in drowning accidents, many of them (like Georgie) too young to swim well or to appreciate the hazards.