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Florida toddler in body cast after trampoline-related injury

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 07:00:33-04

Trampolines may be fun, especially for kids, but medical experts say they can also be extremely dangerous, especially for young jumpers and are no place for little ones.

Three-year-old Colton Hill from Florida is now in a body cast after his family said he broke his femur while jumping at Skyzone, an indoor trampoline park, in Tampa. 

The boy’s mother, who is also a nurse, said this particular park promoted jumping for toddlers, despite recommendations from doctors and other medical professionals. 

“No mother, no father should have to go through what we went through with Colton, “ 29-year-old Kaitlin Hill said. 

Experts say, these kind of incidents aren’t as rare as people may think. In fact, they appear to be a growing trend as more indoor trampoline parks pop up throughout the U.S.

The International Association of Trampoline Parks estimates indoor trampoline parks have grown from 35 to over 600 in the past five years alone. 

In an effort to raise awareness about the specific dangers of similar parks, Hill took to Facebook to share her young son’s everyday struggle and what his journey has been like for the entire family.

"Our lives have been turned upside down since Colton's accident," she said. 

Hill's post has since been shared over 200,000 times.