Not One More Child Drowns!

My heart sank when I was camping with my family Memorial weekend and the call went out in the early evening to help search for a missing 2-year old girl who had wandered away from her campsite. The tragic ending to that story was that the toddler was found, floating face down in a nearby stream, only a few hundred feet away from her campsite. My heart aches knowing how that story could have ended differently for that little girl and her family.  She was not trained in water survival and likely her parents did not even know that such training existed for children at such a young age. But it does!

Hi! My name is Missy Linaberry and my husband and I have been residents of River Falls, Wisconsin for more than 20 years. Recently I was introduced to ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) and the ISR Self-Rescue™ program for infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years old. A video of how their proven techniques work can be found below:



According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1 and 4 years old. As a former Red Cross Water Safety Instructor it is my life's purpose to improve the safety of children in and around the water; but it should be noted that traditional swimming lessons do not teach these self-rescue skills to children in this age group. By becoming an ISR Instructor, it will be my distinct honor to serve my community, West Central Wisconsin and East Central Minnesota, and make the ISR program available in our area. Currently the closest certified ISR Instructor is over 250 miles away.

I am committed to delivering these survival swimming lessons to the families in our community and surrounding area but I need your support.  I will pay forward this support in the form of a dollar-for-dollar, matching scholarship fund for my future ISR students.

If the mission that "NOT ONE MORE CHILD DROWNS" touches your heart like it does mine then I thank you for joining in that mission with your gift.

If you prefer, your support can be mailed to:
MELISSA LINABERRY
Please Bring ISR to Our Community
P.O. BOX 827
River Falls, WI 54022

WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ISR:
For more information about ISR and the ISR Self-Rescue™ program please see their website at: http://www.infantswim.com/ or find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ISRSelfRescue?fref=ts.

Yours in Health and Safety,
Missy
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River Falls, WI
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