8-Year Old dead after taking "hot water" dare

The parents of Boynton Beach girl, Ki'ari Pope are planning her funeral.

Instead of celebrating 8 year old Ki'ari Pope entrance into the 3rd grade, the parents of the Boynton Beach girl are planning her funeral.

All because of a dare from her cousins.

Back in March, family members say the 8-year-old used a plastic straw to drink boiling hot water from a cup.

She suffered burns to her mouth and throat. She was recovering from those injuries, but last Sunday she started having problems breathing.

She was rushed to the hospital, but later died.

A vigil will be held Friday night outside Ki'ari's home along Northeast 13th Avenue in Boynton Beach beginning at 7 o'clock.

The family has also set up a Go-Fund-Me account to help funeral expenses which is set for August 12th, at Johnson's Memorial Chapel on North Federal Highway.

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