The mother of a 2-year-old boy who died while trapped in a bunk bed has a stern message for parents: never let them go unsupervised.
Antoinette Roberts tragically learned that lesson nearly a month ago when she lost her son, Kindell Roberts, in a freak accident.
“It’s so hard to deal with. Some days, I just don’t want to get out of bed. Some days I don’t know what to do,” she said.
Roberts took her older children to school and left her 3-year-old daughter and Kindell in the care of adult relatives. Somehow, Kindell made his way to the top of his older brother’s bunk bed..
“He was trying to get down, and when he slipped or fell, my daughter was trying to help him down and by trying to help she was pulling him, and that’s how he lost his oxygen,” Roberts said.
When Roberts got home, Kindell was rushed to the hospital. He died several days later.
“If you were paying attention to them, watching them or listening to them, this could have been prevented,” Roberts said.
Roberts has been sharing her story on social media and has found comfort from others who’ve lost children. She hopes her story makes parents realize how tragedy can strike instantly. Roberts believes if there was more adult supervision that day, Kindell would still be alive.
“I gave birth to this child, and he’s no longer here. I can’t see him go to school. I can’t have a school picture of him or any of that,” Roberts said.
According to reports from the medical examiner’s office, Kindell’s death appears to be accidental. Officials are still investigating the official cause of death.