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Mom of Kids Killed by Steam Came to NYC to Play Music and Start a Family

By  James Fanelli and Ben Fractenberg | December 7, 2016 7:08pm 

 Peter and Danielle Ambrose lost both their children after a radiator burned them inside their Bronx apartment.
Peter and Danielle Ambrose lost both their children after a radiator burned them inside their Bronx apartment.
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HUNTS POINT — The mother of two young girls who were killed by a radiator shooting scorching steam into their bedroom said in an online post this past year that she and her husband moved from Maine to New York City to try to make it as musicians and "start building my amazing family."

Danielle Ambrose wrote in the "About" section of her Google+ profile that her husband, Peter, and her two daughters, 1-year-old Scylee Vayoh Ambrose and 2-year-old Ibanez Ambrose, made her who she was.

"I don't Kno where I would be without them," she wrote.

The family was living in cluster housing at a Hunts Point apartment when tragedy struck Wednesday. The girls were killed after a valve on a bedroom radiator came off, sending shooting steam into the air, officials said. 

In the Google+ profile, Ambrose said she and her husband came to New York City in July 2015. The couple, who married two years earlier in Maine, was in a two-piece acoustic rock band called Shallow Water Rickets 

"Since then we have had 2 little girls Ibanez who is 1 year n Scylee who decided to come early she was due Nov 17th but she came Oct 17th :)," Ambrose wrote in her profile.

Life wasn't easy for the family in New York City. Ambrose said on her Facebook page that after Scylee was born, the little girl had to have open heart surgery when she was 1 month old. 

But the family seemed to be thriving and having fun in recent months. Peter Ambrose's social media accounts are filled with pictures and videos of him making music and of his kids coloring and playing with one another in their bedroom.

Ambrose, who describes himself as a musician and tattoo artist on his Google+ page, wrote in his bio that he loved the outdoors and traveling to the West Coast and other parts of the country. 

"I'm living in New York City right now and we have plans my wife and I next year to be residing in Italy if all goes well," he wrote.