Drowning victim’s family creates safety awareness campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The family of a 5 year old drowning victim, Keesha Jordan, hosted a children’s safety awareness event on Saturday.

Jordan drowned over Memorial Day weekend while swimming in a pool at an Antioch home.

Metro police believe Jordan was underwater for several minutes before she was rescued by another child.

The family has created the Keesha Campaign to help them through the grieving process.

“It keeps us from not being so sad, it’s like she’s [Keesha] living on,” Ashley McEwen, Keesha Jordan’s cousin, told Nashville’s News 2, “We feel like she was an angel so this is what she would want us to do.”

The Keesha Campaign is focused on keeping children in the community safe, with a special focus on water safety.

“It’s kids safety period but because Keesha did pass away from drowning, we want everyone to know with the summertime and it being as hot as it is; we need you to always be around the kids, never leave them unsupervised, make sure they have the floats, swimming lessons if possible make sure they stay with their head above the water,” McEwen said.

The movement also stressed the importance of CPR.

McEwen said, “If something happens not even in water just outside with this heat if something happens then it’s important to be certified [in CPR].”

The Keesha Campaign hopes to host safety events each month.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/keesha.campaign

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