Katey Taylor appeared on KARE 11 on Saturday morning and did a wonderful job discussing the pool event and all of the event sponsors of the safety stations. June 11th will be a lot of fun and very educational for both kids and parents. A huge thank you to our supporting sponsors University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, Foss Swim School, Walser Foundation, BIG INK graphics and Jessen Press for make this a reality. Thank you to KARE11 for once again supporting Abbey's Hope and for helping us get the word out to the community.


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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips