Mom issues heartbreaking statement after her 4-month-old baby dies during scorching trip to Arizona

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By Asiya Ali

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The mother of a 4-month-old baby who tragically passed during a July 4 weekend has issued a heartwrenching statement.

According to a GoFundMe, the infant - identified as Tanna Rae Wroblewski - had been out on a boat in Lake Havasu, Arizona with family when she suddenly became unwell and lost consciousness last Friday (July 5) evening.

The parents performed CPR on their baby girl until the Lake Havasu City Fire Department arrived at the scene and rushed her to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center.

Tragically, she was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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An investigation into Tanna’s death is ongoing.

Her cause of death has yet to be disclosed by the medical examiner, however, authorities suspect the unfortunate incident was brought on by a heat-related illness, as reported by News 12.

A statement from Anita Mortensen, a spokesperson for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department, reads: "On Friday, July 5 at approximately 5:10 p.m., a four-month-old child was transported from a boat on Lake Havasu to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center for a heat-related illness."

On Thursday (July 4), the Lake Havasu region warned the public that temperatures would be breaking records for the first time in nearly four decades.

Scorching temperatures in the area hit highs of 120°F starting Friday and are expected to continue reaching the 110s through the middle of July, per AccuWeather.  


On Monday (July 8), Tanna’s mother, Alyssa, took to Facebook - the day that her late daughter would have turned four months old - to share a heartbreaking tribute.

The post, which was accompanied by pictures of the little one, read: “These are the last photos I took of you before you left us. Your smile radiated joy. I always said she is my ANGEL she is my PEACE."

"I never thought there would be a day in my life without you. You made our family whole. You would’ve been 4 months old today," she continued, revealing that explaining the loss to Tanna's older sister Ray “has been tough".

“We don’t understand why you had to leave, how could she? She’s left out toys for you and made sure your favorites were all in the bassinet before bed the last couple nights," she said. "We are so heartbroken without you baby girl, there are just no words."

"We love you and would give anything to have you here with us. We love you forever Tanny,” the mom concluded.

GettyImages-596137867.jpgThe infant died after she was with her family on Lake Havasu during a severe heat wave in Arizona. Credit: Matthew Micah Wright / Getty

According to PEOPLE, the mom also penned another post which read: “Tanna Rae, our real life angel became an angel in heaven. We are beyond devastated, heartbroken, there are just no words."

"July 5, 2024 our precious girl gave us her last smiles and we gave her our last kisses. Please visit us, baby girl," she continued. “I will never understand why you had to leave us, you were just too perfect."

"I love you endlessly and I will look for you everywhere angel. Mama, Dada, and sister love you so so much," she concluded.

A donation page was created to help support the baby's family during this challenging time. As of this writing, the fundraiser raised more than $48,000.

Our thoughts are with Tanna's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe

Mom issues heartbreaking statement after her 4-month-old baby dies during scorching trip to Arizona

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

The mother of a 4-month-old baby who tragically passed during a July 4 weekend has issued a heartwrenching statement.

According to a GoFundMe, the infant - identified as Tanna Rae Wroblewski - had been out on a boat in Lake Havasu, Arizona with family when she suddenly became unwell and lost consciousness last Friday (July 5) evening.

The parents performed CPR on their baby girl until the Lake Havasu City Fire Department arrived at the scene and rushed her to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center.

Tragically, she was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Screenshot 2024-07-10 at 09.51.25.pngCredit: GoFundMe

An investigation into Tanna’s death is ongoing.

Her cause of death has yet to be disclosed by the medical examiner, however, authorities suspect the unfortunate incident was brought on by a heat-related illness, as reported by News 12.

A statement from Anita Mortensen, a spokesperson for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department, reads: "On Friday, July 5 at approximately 5:10 p.m., a four-month-old child was transported from a boat on Lake Havasu to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center for a heat-related illness."

On Thursday (July 4), the Lake Havasu region warned the public that temperatures would be breaking records for the first time in nearly four decades.

Scorching temperatures in the area hit highs of 120°F starting Friday and are expected to continue reaching the 110s through the middle of July, per AccuWeather.  


On Monday (July 8), Tanna’s mother, Alyssa, took to Facebook - the day that her late daughter would have turned four months old - to share a heartbreaking tribute.

The post, which was accompanied by pictures of the little one, read: “These are the last photos I took of you before you left us. Your smile radiated joy. I always said she is my ANGEL she is my PEACE."

"I never thought there would be a day in my life without you. You made our family whole. You would’ve been 4 months old today," she continued, revealing that explaining the loss to Tanna's older sister Ray “has been tough".

“We don’t understand why you had to leave, how could she? She’s left out toys for you and made sure your favorites were all in the bassinet before bed the last couple nights," she said. "We are so heartbroken without you baby girl, there are just no words."

"We love you and would give anything to have you here with us. We love you forever Tanny,” the mom concluded.

GettyImages-596137867.jpgThe infant died after she was with her family on Lake Havasu during a severe heat wave in Arizona. Credit: Matthew Micah Wright / Getty

According to PEOPLE, the mom also penned another post which read: “Tanna Rae, our real life angel became an angel in heaven. We are beyond devastated, heartbroken, there are just no words."

"July 5, 2024 our precious girl gave us her last smiles and we gave her our last kisses. Please visit us, baby girl," she continued. “I will never understand why you had to leave us, you were just too perfect."

"I love you endlessly and I will look for you everywhere angel. Mama, Dada, and sister love you so so much," she concluded.

A donation page was created to help support the baby's family during this challenging time. As of this writing, the fundraiser raised more than $48,000.

Our thoughts are with Tanna's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe