Saturday night was a night to remember a Colorado Springs 4-year-old whose tragic drowning is highlighting the need for kids to wear flotation devices anytime they’re near water.
Messiah was remembered in a ceremony at Memorial Park.
Candlelight vigil underway for 4-year-old Messiah White, who passed away after drowning in a Nebraska lake. More than 50 ppl are here at Memorial Park to show their support, stand with family through this difficult time. Balloons will also be released in Messiah’s memory. @KOAA pic.twitter.com/5GmnI3Ibpp
— Jessica Barreto (@BarretoReports) July 29, 2018
More than 50 people showed up for the candlelight vigil to pray for young Messiah White and his family and they also released balloons in his memory.
Mother Staci White drew strength from those who came out to show their support.
"Just shows how many people loved my baby and wanted him to know that and I think that’s important right now," she said.
The family is currently making arrangements for a funeral but they could use some financial assistance.
They’ve set up a GoFundMe page. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here.
At the vigil, White also says she wants other parents to learn from their tragedy and take swimming safety seriously.
Staci says, anytime you can, put a floating device on your child if they’re in or near the water, adding "the risk isn’t worth it."