Mom of Boys Severely Burned: 'I'm a Single Parent, They Have to Go to Daycare'
A mother has lashed out at a daycare center after staff reportedly ran out of sunscreen, leaving her two young sons hospitalized with severe burns.
"I'm a single parent and I do all I can," Shaunna Broadway said. "I work Monday through Friday and they have to go to daycare."
Broadway shared graphic images online showing burns her sons, seven-year-old Conner and five-year-old Trey, had suffered during a day trip in Vinita, Oklahoma on Friday.
The youngsters had gone to the Splash Pad water park with Happiness Is A Learning Center workers, who let them play outside without their shirts on, even though the heat index soared to 110 degrees, the family wrote on a GoFundMe page.
Broadway says employees told her that they had run out of sunscreen.
"The day care workers in charge of the boys put not one drop of sunscreen on [them]," the family said.
When Broadway went to collect her sons, the boys were burned and by Saturday morning, huge blisters had began developing across their backs.
She took them to three different local hospitals over the weekend and they were sent home with pain relievers and cream - but nothing helped.
They were finally flown to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, which has a specialized burns unit.
Conner suffered third-degree burns and Trey suffered second-degree sunburns. Broadway says the boys will likely remain in hospital for the week.
"No mother should have to watch her children suffer so much," the family said.
The family filed a report with Vinita Police on Sunday and police say interviews are underway. The Department of Human Services is also investigating.
The day care center did not respond to a request for comment.
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