We all know how dangerous it can be for animals or kids to be left in hot cars over the summer.
Every year, we hear tons of stories about civilians and police officers saving children and pets from hot cars.
The biggest problem with this is the potential for heatstroke, which can be dangerous and even deadly.
The Mayo Clinic explains that “heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures… Heatstroke requires emergency treatment. Untreated heatstroke can quickly damage your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. The damage worsens the longer treatment is delayed, increasing your risk of serious complications or death.”
But hot cars aren’t the only place people and animals can suffer heatstroke. One mom, Jennifer Abma, is sharing the terrifying story of what happened to her daughter, Anastasia, to warn other parents about the dangers.