Professional “mommy blogger” and stay at home mom, Shellie Ross of Merritt Island, Florida, surprised her 5,000 Twitter followers recently by Tweeting all the details of the drowning death of her two year old son Bryson. The child reportedly wandered off from his eleven year old brother and fell into the family’s pool. A few minutes before the child wandered off, Ms. Ross was tweeting about the weather, then suddenly started asking followers for their prayers as she rushed with the child to the emergency room.
The online community was shocked by Ms. Ross’ announcement and the fact that she continued to Tweet about what was going on as she waited for news of her son’s fate in the emergency waiting room. Family members and the Brevard County, Florida Sheriff’s Office do not agree; they say that they believe tweeting had nothing to do with this tragic accident. Ms. Ross has locked her account and has not sent any more tweets since immediately after Bryson’s death. You can read more about this tragic drowning death and the online community’s reaction to it at Tweet sorrow.