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Levi Hughes, Levi's Legacy drowning victim

Levi’s Legacy, A Son’s Drowning Death Leads to Idea to Save Others


The tragic event that occurred only three week ago in the life of Nicole Hughes, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences alumna, is beyond comprehension; we just don’t think it will happen.

Even being as aware of the potential of drowning as most parents are, the tragedy unfortunately did happened.  “Why? Why didn’t I know? Why didn’t I realize?”  These are all questions that Nicole asked herself.  But instead of sitting quietly, Nicole has taken her emotions and funneled them into an idea to educate and hopefully prevent others from the tragedy that has affected her family’s life.

Hear Nicole’s story as shared via the Knoxville News Sentinel, WVLT-TV, and WBIR as she speaks out to educate others. Learn more about Levi’s Legacy and Water Guardian. More information about drowning can be found here.