Alex Christopher Mercado

 

July 19, 2005 - October 30, 2009

 

A Rainbow for Us remembers Alex Mercado of Fresno, California. The adorable Alex, who loved puzzles, was a jokester. He was a lively, fun-loving boy who loved to laugh and explore the vast world around him. Sadly, on October 30, 2009, Alex drowned in a bathtub and stuffed in a dryer after being sexually molested by his neighbor. He was

4 years old.

 

The grim fact is we lose a child a day to unintentional and intentional drowning, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many families suffer the pain of that loss.

 

Drowning is PREVENTABLE! Together we can put an end to this trend.

 

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