CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A mother and father are going through the unimaginable right now - the death of their son.
Amari Campbell, 3, died on Monday following a fire at his grandmother’s West End apartment.
In the day since his death, a memorial outside the apartment has grown with balloons, flowers, and notes from the heartbroken family.
Angela Campbell, Amari’s mom, has gone down to the memorial to pray. She says there are no words to describe how she feels about the loss of her son.
“A mother losing her toddler child, I can’t tell you how I feel right now,” Angela says. “That was my one and only baby. I just got three years with him. I can’t continue my journey of what I wanted to do with him and for him because he’s gone.”
Amari died in the apartment fire around 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department.
Firefighters say neighbors helped Amari’s grandmother get out, but they didn’t know the 3-year-old was still inside.
Amari’s father, Robert Eubanks, says the death of his special boy has left him devastated.
“Devastated, devastated, devastated,” Eubanks says. “He was really special man, kind, sweet-hearted young boy, man, smart.”
Amari was found under a bed and taken to the hospital, but he died less than an hour later from severe burns, according to firefighters.
Angela says Amari was an outgoing, adventurous little guy with a lot of personality.
“He was just a grateful happy child,” Angela says. “He has his little attitude. He was a Gemini. He had his little stubborn ways, but he was so loved. You couldn’t help but to still give him the love and attention even if he said ‘no, no leave me alone.’”
Firefighters think Amari was lighting incense when the couch caught on fire, but the cause remains under investigation.
The family says Amari’s grandmother is okay and healing.
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