A four-year-old girl accidentally hanged herself with a headband while pretending to be a cartoon character. Now the heartbroken parents of Paige Brown have spoken out in a bid to help others.
Phil, 42, told The Mirror: “Every time we hear a story where a young child has died in an accident it’s like our blood runs cold, and we think about the family what they are going through. The pain last for years and it’s so hard to get out of that downward spiral.” Little Paige was found by her dad, who still suffers from flashbacks and post-traumatic stress disorder, on New Year’s Day 2008.
In the book he recalls: “Everything went into slow motion; Paige was hanging by the neck by the hairband, which was still suspended by the hammock that was full of teddy bears, her feet where just slightly off the floor. I lifted her down as quick as I could, I laid her on the floor and screamed as loud as I could for Lou to call the ambulance.”