It’s been confirmed by authorities that a little girl from Florida has died months after she suffered injuries from drinking boiling water out of a straw. The girl, who is from Boynton Beach, drank the water on a dare.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the 8-year-old girl told her mother’s lover late Sunday she couldn’t breathe. Minutes later she was unresponsive and 911 was called. Upon arriving to a nearby hospital she was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Monday morning.
The young girl was identified on Thursday. Her name is Ki’ari Pope.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for her funeral expenses, Ki’ari received a tracheotomy, an incision in the windpipe that reportedly left her deaf and with chronic respiratory problems.
According to reports, the girl took a dare from her cousin back in March. The dare was to drink boiling water from a straw. The water burned her mouth and throat leading to an array of medical issues that did not improve.
According to Florida State records, there have been at least nine other allegations of either abuse or neglect involving the girl since the time she was born. Four of the nine reports of neglect came in 2017.
Some of the reports looked into alleged violence between the mother and her lover.
The 8-year-old is the 11th child to die this year in Palm Beach County, according to a DCF database. Child-welfare authorities determined four of those children previously had been either abused or neglected.
Obviously, whoever is running the child protective services in the area is doing a terrible job.
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