Friday, May 05, 2006

It's Just Not Fair !!

In late 2003, Sophie Delezio was a little 3 year old girl attending a childcare centre in Sydney. One afternoon a car crashed through the front of the building, caught fire and landed on top of a number of little children. Sophie's injuries included 3rd degree burns to 80% of her body and also resulted in the loss of her feet and several fingers.

Sophie spent more than a year in hospital and was an inspiration to everyone who met her. This delightful little girl made an amazing recovery and recently celebrated her fifth birthday and started school. The future for Sophie looked bright despite her traumatic past.

This afternoon at 4.00pm, on her way home from school, she was struck by a car and is in a critical condition in hospital with head, leg and internal injuries.

As I said, it's just not fair.

Please could you remember Sophie and her devoted family in your prayers.

18 comments:

roybe said...

we heard that too alice, we certainly have them in our thoughts and prayers. thats a good idea to spread the prayer request on your blog, Caren might reblog on garden voices to spread the request.

ms*robyn said...

Alice, my heart is anguished over this. I heard it tonight on my way to a school concert and I had to go outside. People were stunned, not our little Sophie.
I have put it on the prayer blog - please every one - pray,pray, pray

judypatooote said...

God sure does test us doesn't he? I wonder just how much a person can take.....she sounds like a fighter, so God Bless this little Child.....

Sharon K said...

Prayers for Sophie and her family.God be with them in this very trying time.

Marlene Depler said...

Oh, my!!! How incredibly sad!

Marlene

Kerri said...

This is such a heartwrenching story. I read it on Robyn's prayer blog last night. I pray God will bring this dear little girl and her family through this latest ordeal. Thanks for spreading the word. We'll be praying with all our might!
I was able to post about my computer problems this morning. Hope I'll get a few visits in before my computer conks out! I'm missing you all!

Val said...

Those poor parents. What unimaginable heartache they must be experiencing. They are in my thoughts and heart.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

This is just so tragic...and to happen twice to this little girl. Her parents must be in such unimaginable anguish and my heart goes out to them. I will keep her in my prayers.

Meow said...

Terrible story, Alice. I have been following it daily in our local papers. Seems she is a real fighter, and the family are hoping for a good outcome. I will keep them in my prayers.
Another story, about the miners in Tasmania, has taken my thoughts and prayers, too. The poor men, being trapped for such a long time. I hope they get out safely soon.
Take care, Meow

Carol said...

OMG! How mean nd how sad! That's not fair indeed! Yes I do!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Strong prayers and positive thoughts are being made here in Wales UK for dear little Sophie.

Lulu said...

my god, how horrible, poor baby..
will keep her in my prayers..

Wendy A said...

Struck by lightening no doubt. Poor thing. Life can be so cruel and unfair. I will also keep her in my prayers.

Sandy said...

That made me cry. Poor little thing. My heart goes out to her and her family.

Seeing Anew said...

I'll keep her and her family in my prayers here in Ohio too. It's just unthinkable. I feel very sad about this.

Sonia said...

Oh, what a sad and terrible accident! It's just not fair, indeed. I hope with all my heart that Sophie will be healthy soon!

Anonymous said...

What is the latest update on her. We even heard bout this in the U.S.
CaC

Alice said...

CaC - Sophie is recovering well. She has been out of her medically-induced coma for more than a week, she's laughing, smiling and expected to go home in a few days. She had a skin graft operation on her head just the other day and doctors are very happy with her progress. She is one very tough and beautiful little girl. Thank you for your enquiry.