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04th Jan 2017

Mother of two-year-old trapped under a fallen dresser has spoken out about the incident

The toddler was rescued by his twin brother.

Cathy Donohue

Kayli Shoff has an important message for all parents.

Her two-year-old son, Bowdy, was playing with his twin brother Brock when a dresser fell on top of him.

According to reports, the twins had woken up and started to play in their bedroom but things took a chilling turn when the boys jumped on top of the drawers of the dresser, causing it to topple over.

Their mother, Kayli Shoff, thought the boys were sleeping but when she checked the baby monitor, she was shocked to see them out of bed.

“I ripped off the covers, ran downstairs, flung open the door and saw them quietly playing in the corner by their crib”.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Kayli said she heavily regrets not having bolted the IKEA dresser to the wall.

Kayli, who has since made sure the dresser is secure, continued:

“My heart sank. I honestly felt like the worst parent ever. It was such an easy thing for me that I could’ve done to prevent what happened to my children.

“We were completely lucky. I feel that we were blessed and it could have been bad”.

She also praised Brock’s actions saying that he pushed the dresser off his brother and thankfully, it “pushed right off”.

You can watch Kayli’s interview here.

Below is the moment Brock saved Bowdy and the video was shared to Facebook by their father Ricky with the accompanying words:

“I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible. We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share.

“We know Bowdy was not alone in moving the dresser off of Brock. And feel blessed that he is ok. Please make sure all your dressers are bolted and secured to the wall. Please share”.