For Christi Brown, it’s the legacy of her son, Judah, who died at 3 years old in a drowning accident, that keeps her moving forward.
“He was a little firecracker,” she said of her son. “So curious about everything. He loved ‘Paw Patrol,’ Matchbox cars and Legos and wrestle with his brothers. He was a joyous spirit.”
On Sept. 24, 2016, the Brown family — Christi, husband Mark, Judah, 3, and his six older siblings, went for a swim and a barbeque at a friend’s apartment complex near their home in Houston, Texas. That day, Christi found Judah floating face down in the water. He died two days later. Though he was not wearing a flotation device at the time of the tragedy, Brown feels strongly that it was a floatation device known as a puddle jumper that contributed to his death