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Lincoln, NE -- Kasten Pierce is all smiles. At 4-years-old, he is very active, but a few years ago—he could barely move.
“Our crawling baby boy couldn’t crawl anymore for weeks,” said his parents, Jessica and Tyler Pierce.
Now, his parents are speaking up on his behalf.
“Our main goal is to have information for parents looking for child care, to know what happened in her house, and to have a jury see the pictures,” said Jessica.
In 2009, an accident at his daycare provider’s house left the 8-month old with 2nd and 3rd degree burns, on 12-percent of his body.
“I got a phone call at work that our son has been sitting in bleach at his day care facility that had been knocked off a table, and his provider had left the room unattended for 5 minutes,” said Jessica.
Years of legal battles, they were about to have their hearing on Oct. 18, but just 24-hours of the trial, their daycare provider filed for bankruptcy.
“Our legal options are over. We can’t do anything else to make her accountable,” Tyler said.
That is why the Pierce family is stepping up and utilizing social media for a petition, which would allow them to get the congressman’s attention.
“We feel as parents it's our responsibility to be his voice. We decided that we need to change that law,” Jessica said.
The Pierce family says the best way to help is on their Facebook page for Kasten’s Amendment, which will have the link to the petition.
They hope that through this, no other family has to go through the situation they did.