Mother of three-year-old minibus with dead daycare for boys received 48 hours of THOUSANDS dollars strangers
Shattered mother of ‘beautiful’ three-year-old boy found dead in a minibus in a daycare center has received THOUSANDS of dollars from kind-hearted strangers in just 48 hours
- A three-year-old boy was found dead in a bus from a childcare center in Queensland
- The family has started a Gofundme campaign to pay the funeral expenses
- More than $ 11,000 has been donated by the community in less than 48 hours
Kind strangers have opened their wallets to support a grieving mother whose son died after he was reportedly left in a hot minibus for six hours.
The body of a three-year-old boy was reportedly still tied up in the Edmonton bus near Cairns on Tuesday after his mother gave the alarm that he had not been picked up at daycare.
While the community is struggling to cope with the tragic loss, they have started donating money to support the destroyed family.
A Gofundme page set up to support the family raised more than $ 11,000 in 48 hours.
The body of a three-year-old boy was still tied in the minibus in Edmonton near Cairns on Tuesday (photo – the minibus is being towed away from the Goodstart Early learning center)
The page is set up to help the family pay for funeral and memorial costs.
“Last week our family suffered a tragic loss. Muriel and her immediate family mourn the loss of their beautiful boy and our whole community mourns, “the message reads.
“The kind words, prayers, and financial support that our community has shown have been overwhelming, we cannot thank you enough. God bless you all. “
Gofundme spokeswoman Grace Wearne told the Courier Mail fundraising is directly linked to the family.
The shattered family (photo) of the young boy who died after he was left in a childcare bus last Tuesday says that they are “alarmed” by the shocking incident. They attended the Cairns Magistrates Court this week in their attempt to find “answers.”
The child was found on Tuesday around 3.1.5 hours where allegedly spent the whole day in the bus because the temperature rose to 34 ° C.
Bus driver and Goodstart Early Learning Center manager Michael Glenn Lewis, 45, and Goodstart employee Dionne Batrice Grills, 34, face manslaughter for the boy’s death.
During a hearing on Tuesday, senior police prosecutor Maynard Marcum told harrowing details about how the boy was allegedly placed in a child’s seat just two seats away from the driver and the front door.
But when the minibus driven by Lewis arrived at the day care center, he and his colleague Grills reportedly left the vehicle – but did not take the boy.
Bus driver and Goodstart Early Learning Center manager Michael Glenn Lewis, 45, (photo, right) and Goodstart employee Dionne Batrice Grills, 34 ((photo, left) are facing manslaughter for the boy’s death
Allegedly he spent the next six hours on the bus while the mercury rose to 36 ° C.
Lewis returned to the bus at 2.45 p.m. to begin the afternoon sale, but the court heard that it was only at 3 p.m. that he discovered the lifeless boy.
He then called Triple-0 and said: “I left a child on the bus … my life is over.”
THE TRAGIC TIME LINE OF BOY DEATH:
7.35am: Michael Glenn Lewis, manager of the Edmonton Goodstart Early Learning Center, is said to have checked the boy for the electrical registration system.
8:30 am: The boy’s mother calls to ask if he can be picked up because he was not picked up during the first morning walk.
09:15: Lewis and his colleague Dionne Batrice Grills pick up the boy from his house on the minibus.
09:33: The bus goes to the day care center, but the boy – who is trapped in a baby seat, two seats away from the front door – never gets out, despite being clearly visible.
**During the day the temperature rises to 36 ° C in the Cairns area.
02:45: The bus leaves for the afternoon ride, with the boy still in his seat.
03:00: Lewis makes a desperate call to Triple-0 and says to the operator: “Oh my god, this boy is dead”
A fundraising was set up 24 hours ago to help the family pay for funeral and memorial costs
A Gofundme page designed to support the family raised more than $ 11,000 in 48 hours