UCA Students Suffering Summer Heat to Help Save Lives

LITTLE ROCK, AR - These roommates share more than an apartment. Christian Taylor Beauford and Zach Davis share a heart for children and now these videos, show them sweating it out.

"I've been in football practice and it's been hot, I've been in the gym it's been hot, I've been running down the street it's been hot, it's never been so hot that I could just see the sweat pouring out of me," says Christian Taylor Beauford.

It's Taylor-Beauford's response to a video he saw posted on Facebook about children left in hot cars, dying of heat stroke.

"I was praying about it, God what can I do , I felt that's what I can do, I just need to show people try this," says Taylor-Beauford.

Disturbed, he enlisted the help of his roommate to continue his video campaign.

"I was walking from work and I saw a cop bust through a window to get a kid inside a car it was hot, so hot outside," says Zach Davis.

"You're sweating everywhere, it's muggy, it's really just painful."

"Really it just hurt my heart more and more every minute," says Taylor.

ER Doctor Jennifer Cole treats overheated children every summer.

"It's very frustrating and very scary," says Dr. Cole.

Dr. Cole says it can happen to anyone.

"It's not that you don't care about your child at all it's as easy as forgetting a cell phone you get in a mindset," says Dr. Cole.

She says a reminder, even from strangers sweating it out on Facebook,

"Can't imagine what it's like for those little babies," says Taylor.

could save lives.

Dr. Cole says it was safe for the students to sit in the car, since they can watch for any danger signs and get out.

She suggests parents leave something they need, like a cell phone or a purse in the backseat with children as a reminder.

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