5-year-old's drowning sparks awareness

Posted at 11:28 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 18:39:20-04

Walk-ins are welcome at John James Salon in Crofton. 

Few know its named after Debbie Neagle Freed’s son. Connor was 5 years old when he drowned in a Crofton pool. Debbie believes had a defibrillator been pool side, Connor would be alive today. 

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of his death. 

For five long years, Debbie pushed, and pushed and finally won passage of Connor’s Law. Now every public pool in the state must now have a defibrillator on site and lifeguards must be trained to use them.

Debbie’s brother Denny played in the Major League for 13 seasons. She wrote to every club to explain Connor’s Law. The Atlanta Braves have invited Debbie to join them this Saturday. She'll start the day at two YMCA pools, then go to the park.

Every fan will get a bracelet and information about Connor’s Law. She wants this effort to go national. For more information click here.

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