improving playground safety
knowledge, understanding, and accountability!
SAFE AT PLAY
This non-profit organization is dedicated to her memory and our commitment to protect children and promote children's right to play in a safe play environment.
Let’s all work together to prevent needless childhood playground injuries due to lack of or improper supervision, failure to ensure usage of age appropriate equipment, and failure to maintain and inspect equipment by a certified playground inspector. Help us help each other to decrease the number of resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood playground "accidents" in children under the age of 12. Help us to advocate at the local, state, and national level for safe playgrounds and accountability for adult supervisors.
As a Girl Scout, Tyrah promised on her honor, “To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.” Our little Princess’ life was short, but we hope to make her legacy eternal by fulfilling her promise, bringing awareness, and effecting change.
We ask for your support in educating the community on the vital importance of playground safety to prevent childhood injuries, disabilities, and deaths.
How could this have happened?
On February 1, 2016 the most unimaginable and unacceptable happened to our family that resulted in the loss of our daughter, Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl. On this day, we sent our children to school as usual with the intentions of seeing them between 4:45 and 5:00 PM for pick-up from their after-school program. At 12:55 PM the unimaginable began to unfold when the school phoned me at work to inform me that there was an accident on the monkey bars and for me to proceed immediately to the hospital where Tyrah was being transported. It was there that they officially announced that we loss our daughter. Tyrah suffered from asphyxiation when she became entangled in the monkey bars on her public school's playground during recess.
. .....is in memory of our
5 year old daughter,
Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl,
to educate schools, parents,
children, and the community
at large on the vital importance
of playground safety as it relates to active and proper supervision, age-appropriate design, and equipment maintenance. In addition, we seek
to pay forward charitable help and services to the community and those in need in honor of our
Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl
4.12.10 - 2.1.16