Local family creates non-profit to help spread awareness about water safety

Published: May. 31, 2019 at 10:09 PM CDT
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One local family wants to remind people about water safety following several recent drownings across Texas.

The Hojnacki family lost their four-year-old daughter in a drowning accident two years ago.

“Emma drowned in a pool that was completely full of people and no one saw her,” said Jennifer Hojnacki, Emma’s mother. “That is just how fast it can happen.”

Since their loss, they have worked to find ways to raise awareness and help save lives.

“Accidents do happen. Children are just little people with their own mindsets and they are going to find trouble on their own,” said Hojnacki.

The Hojnackis created “Emma’s Project.” The non-profit organization is still in the early phases but they’re organizing water safety programs and initiatives like water guardian cards and school safety fairs.

“It just gives us a sense of comfort that maybe we can make sure that somebody doesn’t go through what we’re going through,” said Hojnacki.

As we enter peak pool season Hojnacki wants to remind everyone to stay vigilant while having fun.

“Have your eyes open and pay attention to what’s going on around you,” she said.

For more information on Emma’s Project click on the link in the related link section.