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Posted on: May 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Edgemont student leads effort to encourage safety measures to prevent drowning - sister was a victim

Samantha Pfeffer spoke before the Greenburgh Town Board this Wednesday

EDGEMONT STUDENT LEADS FOUNDATION FOCUSING WATER SAFETY --HER SISTER DROWNED AND SHE AND HER FAMILY ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE - HOPING OTHERS WON'T EXPERIENCE A SIMILAR TRAGEDY
SAMANTHA PFEFFER SPOKE BEFORE GREENBURGH TOWN BOARD
If you have a child and are taking them swimming be careful!
Samantha Pfeffer is an Edgemont High School student. She is President of the Water Guardian--an organization that provides awareness regarding drowning and offers tips on how one can reduce the chances of a drowning incident. When Samantha was 8 years old her two year old sister drowned in a backyard pool while on vacation. Samantha spoke before the Greenburgh Town Board this past Wednesday and also was interviewed on News12 about her efforts.
Foundation website is here:
https://www.waterguardianfoundation.com/
Thank you, Samantha for your efforts to bring awareness to this safety concern and for being proactive -saving lives.  You are a real inspiration..
https://westchester.news12.com/teen-overcomes-tragedy-to-help-save-youngsters-from-accidental-drowning
https://greenburghny.new.swagit.com/videos/232341    Greenburgh Town Board presentation this past Wed
PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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