Tragedy is not what anyone wants to remember about their child’s life. In Florida, we are starting off 2022 with 17 families waking up to memories due to a pediatric drowning according to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

May is National Water Safety Month, which is very important to our family. We are the Barnes Family, founders of Cayla’s Coats Inc., and parents to Cayla, Aidan and Brantley. Cayla’s Coats was founded after Cayla experienced an accidental drowning at the age of 20 months. Our lives have been forever changed due to the tragedy we experienced. The mission of Cayla’s Coats is to provide water safety education, materials and coats to children and families in Citrus County.

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