The screen broke due to the fact the iPad was handed to a 2 year old to play a game on, he proceeded to throw it across the room. The mothers iPhone 5C is shattered as well due to a similar chain of events. The iPhone5C screen kit cost more than the value of the iPhone so it is a " goner" as we say in Pennsylvania.
The repair went MUCH easier than I was anticipating. It was so easy that I am going to offer repair services for people other than family, seriously.
Only words of advice are, among all the tools and resources, patience is the most valuable tool to possess. Do not touch the LCD screen, bummer to clean !!!!