Mom, nurse who lost son to drowning wants to spread word about water safety

GWINNETT COUNTY — A Gwinnett County mother who lost her son after he drowned hopes to save other children’s lives.

Madison Morgan’s 17-month old son, JJ Yun, climbed into a large flower pot at his grandparents house and drowned.

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A year after her son’s death, Morgan returns to the ER to meet the medical team that tried to save her son’s life.

Morgan is a nurse at Northside Gwinnett and she was on duty when she got the call that her son was being rushed to the ER just downstairs.

Channel 2′s Tony Thomas spoke with Morgan at the Lawrenceville ER and she has a message for others.

She is working with other medical teams to warn parents about the dangers.

“Everyone thinks of a pool, a pond, or Lake Lanier. But you don’t realize even in your bathtub , it doesn’t take but an inch or two of water,” Morgan said.

She wore her son’s picture for the first time since the drowning as she went into the ER Monday to thank the doctor and nurses for trying to save her son.

“I always wanted to be a flight nurse and I told him JJ momma’s going to keep on just for you and I’m going to wear your name like a badge of honor,” Morgan said.


Morgan will be working with CHOA in the coming months to share her story and hopefully spread the word about water safety.

Doctor David Goo at Northside Gwinnett Hospital let Morgan’s family know they were not at fault.

“I just want to be sure to tell your husband and grandparents it’s not their fault,” Goo said.

Morgan and her husband have since had another child, an 8-month-old girl who she says reminds her of JJ everyday.

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