Grieving mum forgives parents after baby dies in hot car

A grieving mother has written a heartfelt letter of forgiveness to her parents, following the death of her 11 month old son, Jaxon, who was left in a hot car for more than two hours.

Jaxon’s grandparents, Kyle and Meta Hendershot, arrived home with their adult daughter and another grandchild, however no one brought Jaxon out of the vechile.

The baby’s mother Mandie Hendershot woke from a sleep following a nursing shift around 2 and a half hours later, asking for her son.

The outside temperature was 32C with temperatures inside the car reaching as high as 78C.

When Jason’s mother found little Jaxon, she tried to revive him however he was taken to the hospital where he mother works and sadly, declared dead.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson told CNN there was a lack of communition within the three adults.

“They assumed that one of the others had brought in the child and laid him down. They didn’t communicate who would get the child.”

Despite the tragedy, Mandie doesn’t blame her parents, publicly commending them for being dedicated and loving grandparents, in a Facebook post.

“It is very widespread news at this point that my son died on Saturday, September 6th at 11 months and 8 days old. There have been many news reports, and various stories. I was not there, and he was in the care of his grandparents, my parents. His death was a horrific, tragic event and has devestated (sic) many. My son had the best two grandparents any baby ever had in his short time here. These are grandparents that were there through my long, 23 hour labor (sic). These are the grandparents that took him some weekend nights and walked for hours when he had colic and was inconsolable. These are the grandparents that watched him roll over, sit up, crawl and pull himself up for the first time. These people held and loved him when he was sick, feverish or fussy. These are the people that could make him smile and laugh when no one else could. They were there for him every day of his life, and my son loved them unconditionally the same way they did. What happened was terrible, there is no arguement (sic) for that. But who of us hasn’t made a mistake, such a horrible mistake that we thought nobody else could forgive it? Who hasn’t had others judge them, and spit on them and spew hatred? Since every one of us has done terrible things and caused immense pain to others, who but God can condemn? I am in more pain than any human has ever experienced, but I chose to let go of hatred and blame. I remember my sweet boy with love and grief, and I will always love him” she wrote.

Jaxon is the 19th child to die in a sweltering car in the US this year.

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