Kim Lewis-McClellan knew something was wrong with her 7-year-old son when he came to spend Christmas 2007 with her in Illinois. The boy, who had been living with his father in Las Vegas, complained of stomachaches and exhibited asthmatic symptoms.
From 2006 to 2009 in Clark County, 95 babies less than 12 months old died because bedding or stuffed animals or some other object didn’t allow them to breathe. “We need to find a way to decrease these deaths,” said Dr. Andrew Eisen, chairman of the Clark County Child Death Review Team, which meets monthly to assess and analyze cases involving the death of any child under 18.
Merysa Lozada, a 4-year-old leukemia patient at Children’s Hospital of Nevada, colors a hat she is designing. A nonprofit called Coloring for Chemo/Comfort has given hundreds of coloring books and boxes of crayons to a number of medical institutions.