3-year-old girl tragically fell to her death from balcony on Disneyland vacation
A 3-year-old girl reportedly died on Saturday after falling from the balcony on the fifth floor of her family's hotel room while on vacation in California.
Stephanie Martinez from Las Vegas was in California with her family to visit relatives and go to Disneyland. According to Fox5 News, Stephanie's mother was in the shower immediately before the accident. She left the bathroom to check on Stephanie and found her hanging off the balcony rails.
Stephanie's cousin Eddie Fraire reportedly said that when her mother screamed at the sight of the child hanging from the balcony, Stephanie got scared and let go of the rails. She was taken to a nearby medical center and died just before 7 PM that evening.
Stephanie's death has reportedly been ruled an accident. Fraire told Fox5 News:
"[She was usually] running around, dressing up, you know, simple things that a little girl would want to do. Unfortunately, she left us at an early age."
The sweet little girl was tragically taken from the world too soon. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones. She will be missed by many.
Stephanie's parents have set up a GoFundMe account to help with the expenses of transporting the girl's body from California to Nevada and covering the funeral costs. After thanking everyone who donated for their kind and heartfelt contributions, Stephanie's parents wrote on the page:
"Our little angel baby Stephanie is in a better place and watching over us with one great smile."
Watch this video to see how dangerous balconies have become:
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