Hypothermia

The American Red Cross defines hypothermia as “the cooling of the body caused by the failure of the body’s warming system.” (1) Hypothermia can lead to death, if untreated! While everyone is at risk of hypothermia, some individuals are more susceptible: (2) The elderly. Children. Individuals with lower body fat. Males because their bodies generally…… Continue reading Hypothermia

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

**This article is written for children who are unaccompanied by an adult while encountering a water emergency.  Some rescue options have been omitted to further ensure the safety of children attempting to perform water rescues.** Never go into the water to help a person or animal who is in distress in the water. A person,…… Continue reading Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

2016 Newsletter

Click for PDF version Mackenzie’s Mission institutes loaner life jacket program in Larimer County May 2016 brought the beginning of our loaner life jacket program.  Safe Kids Larimer County donated 70 life jackets of varying sizes to the program.    Without this donation our program could not have been initiated this year.  THANK YOU SAFE KIDS!… Continue reading 2016 Newsletter

CSU SLiCE Adaptive Swim Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2015 drowning.is.preventable at macksmission.org Keywords: (SLiCE Adaptive Swim), (Mackenzie’s Mission), (Colorado State University) Mackenzie’s Mission Joins with SLiCE Adaptive Swim for Guest Presentation * SLiCE Adaptive Swim through Colorado State University is hosting Mackenzie’s Mission to speak at their weekly swim sessions. * The presentation will cover a variety of…… Continue reading CSU SLiCE Adaptive Swim Program

A sibling message

i realized tonight it's been almost ten years since her accident ten years since the last time my baby sister spoke to me. ten years since she last called me sissy or mocked me or irritated me with her constant "hey heather hey heather hey heather" ten years since we last chased each other around… Continue reading A sibling message

Tabling at the Larimer County Fair

We have spent the entire weekend at the Larimer County Fair.  It has been fun and extremely productive.  We have met numerous interesting people and made lots of new friends! Larimer County Fair -Quote from Dale Obssuth “I pledge to only dive feet first unless I’m in the Olympics because alot of people do flips…… Continue reading Tabling at the Larimer County Fair