A mother from Ohio demands answers after her 2-year-old son was allegedly burned at his babysitter’s residence.
Two-year-old Tracy Allen Jones spent Halloween in the burn unit at Cleveland’s Metro Health. According to WOIO, he sustained second- and third-degree burns to his cranium and chest during an incident at his babysitter’s residence.
Tracy’s mother, Tonya Gkonos, stated, “I have not been given a full and accurate account of what happened to my son.” “Doctors, nurses, and we as parents can see that some type of hot liquid poured from his head to his groin,”
The infant and his sister attended Azori & Friends Daycare in Huron. The siblings had been attending for two months on October 27 when their mother received a disquieting phone call.
“I received a FaceTime from the caregiver, and my son’s face was swollen and unrecognizable. “It was difficult to identify him,” Gkonos said.
What transpired with Tracy is a mystery. The Sheriff’s Office of Erie County is currently investigating the alleged incident.
Darrionna Johnson operates her state-unlicensed childcare business out of her residence. She claims she was working at her second employment around the corner at the time of the alleged incident and was not at the residence.
Johnson said her fiancé was caring for Tracy at the time. Initially, she told Gkonos that the 2-year-old’s allergic reaction was caused by an arachnid bite.
“The story the babysitters are telling us is that he was outside playing in a bush and that he emerged from the bush in this manner, which is false,” Gkonos said.
Johnson stated that she does not know if Tracy was scorched or not at her residence and that she does not know what caused his injuries.
According to the sheriff’s office, Johnson’s fiancé reported the incident one hour after it occurred. Johnson claims that when she arrived, she told him to calm down and contacted the police.
Johnson published a business flier on social media. The state Department of Job and Family Services informed WOIO that it has no record of her business. When asked for clarification, Johnson said it is not daycare but is instead a babysitting business.
Gkonos expressed disappointment and a desire for the truth.
“I had all the maternal intuitions that they were secure. The way they reacted when they seen her made me feel safe,” Gkonos said. “This could have just been an accident, and accidents happen. But when you are lying and not being truthful and a 2-year-old hasn’t opened his eyes in five days, that’s when I become resentful.”
Tracy’s father is asking the community for emotional support as the family focuses on the toddler’s recovery.
“Everyone just keep [Tracy] in your prayers, just wish him the best. He is a strong little boy,” Jacob Jones said. Tracy had surgery Tuesday morning. He is expected to go home in a few weeks. Johnson told WOIO her own child is not allowed in the home due to the investigation.
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