In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Kiana Sims, a mother from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, gathered with family and friends for a solemn vigil on Thursday to remember and honor the lives of her two sons, 8-year-old Legend Sims and 6-year-old Antwon Amos Jr.
Tragically, both boys succumbed to the icy waters.
“This was the first day that I actually drove past this pond, and I just started bawling,” Kiana is quoted in a report by WMTV 15.
Kiana believes that more could have been done to save her sons, as she points out bystanders who, she feels, could have taken action.
“I just thought they would have been here still today. We just had so many plans,” Kiana lamented.
The grieving mother expressed gratitude for the support pouring in from the community as friends and family rally around her and her three other children. Cheriece Sims, the boys’ aunt, described Legend and Antwon as “amazing” kids, highlighting the strong bond within the family.
“Alder Bohling shared with me that they did reach out to the Digger’s hotline and the gate should be on its way.”
The gate is expected to be installed next week.
As the community comes together to remember the lives lost, there is hope that the tragic incident will prompt increased awareness and safety measures to prevent such heart-wrenching incidents in the future.