Final farewell to Yonkers 5-year-old who choked on piece of candy
A Yonkers family said a painful goodbye to the 5-year-old girl who choked on a piece of candy and died last week. Despite their grief, the parents say they want to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else's child. Last week, Jocelys Santiago was about to meet her mother at a Bronx daycare when she began to choke on a ball of peppermint candy. Several efforts were made to save her, but it was too late. Jocelys? parents say they are determined to make sure their little girl did not die in vain. They want manufacturers to put a warning label on candy that can be a potential choking hazard, and say stores should not be selling candy to minors without an adult present.