On Friday June 1st, 22 month old Annabelle Lee Sawangjang was left in a car for over 6 hours on what turned out to be a 90 degree day by her mother, Tonia L. Sones of Watsontown, Pa. She was rushed to Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. She was then life flighted to Geisinger medical center in Danville.
Sones's live-in boyfriend Tyler Yocum was also home at the time. Not knowing if she would even survive, Annabelle fought on in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Geisinger.
Anabelle was severely brain damaged. She has a feeding tube, she can no longer speak or communicate as she was able to before this incident, no longer sit up, stand, crawl, or even hold her head up from the brain damage and will be in diapers.
The pediatric Neurologist concluded she will permanently have these severe deficits as her entire brain was affected. Prior to this event, she was a normal toddler with at age appropriate skills and speech.
On the 13th of June she was transported from Geisinger to Hershey Pa. Annabelle will be returning home from the Penn State Hershey rehab facility in Hershey Pa. in a few weeks. Her father, Pracolby Sawangjang, of Milton, Pa. was awarded custody of Annabelle at this time. Annabelle's mother, Sones, was awarded Supervised visitation.
Sones was arraigned Monday on charges of aggravated and simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangering another person. She posted 10 percent of the $250,000 bail.