When you look at Sara Corinne Marson, with her bright blue eyes, thick braid and big smile - you'd never know what she survived.
It was Aug. 16, 2008, when 9-month-old Sara Corinne was accidentally left in the family van following a funeral for three hours.
"It was in the 90s. It wasn't even 100 degrees out," says her dad, Justin Marson.
The Marsons each thought the other had brought the baby girl inside.
"'I thought you brought her in', 'No I thought you brought her in,' and we rushed out and she was still there in her car seat and clinging to life, she was literally moments away from death," says Marson.
Sara Corinne was life-flighted to Children's Hospital in Oakland, where doctors gave her 3 days to live. She was in a coma and had liver, kidney and brain damage from the heat.
Now, dad Justin fights every day to educate people on ways to keep other kids safe.
"Put your purse next to child in the vehicle, or your briefcase or your cell phone, because you shouldn't be talking on it anyway when you're driving," says Marson.
"I think through the grace of God, Sara will walk, talk - this life treatment program that she is going to receive is really going to be the turning point," Phil Waterford told FOX40.For more information, visit KidsAndCars.org.