A Georgia mother has only one holiday wish after a car crash left her 7-year-old daughter on life support.
Little Aubree Kinney was in the car with her mother, Amber Hendrix, when they were struck by a minivan after the sun got in Amber’s eyes as she tried to make a left turn on a road in Newnan, Georgia, on Dec. 9, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.
“You never would put your child in danger, or in a situation like that and to have it happen it’s a crazy nightmare you just can’t come out of,” Hendrix told WSB-TV in Atlanta.
Hendrix administered CPR on her daughter on the scene. One man called 911 while another held Aubree’s head, WTSP reported. There was also a woman who assisted her with CPR. While she’s been in touch with the two men, she hasn’t been able to find the woman whom she calls an “angel.”
“A woman showed up out of nowhere with blond hair and I’d love to meet her,” Hendrix told WTSP.
At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, Hendrix was told the crash caused spinal cord injuries, a broken neck, brain swelling and a collapsed lung. Aubree will have neck surgery, and doctors tell Hendrix there’s a 99.9 percent chance the accident left her daughter quadriplegic, according to a GoFundMe page that was created.
“She is just bright and happy,” Hendrix said. “She is perfect. She’s our little light of sunshine.”
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Aubree’s life has been filled with challenges since she was born. After suffering a stroke inside her mother’s womb, she began to have seizures and spent the first six weeks of her life in the hospital. Released with a feeding tube, it took a month for her to eat on her own.
“The first three years of her life were spent in physical, occupational and speech therapy to get her to function as a normal person,” the fundraising page reads. “Despite the everyday struggles Aubree was a happy, playful, full of life 7-year-old little girl who loves unicorns and Star Wars [Finn & Yoda]. She also loved playing with her two sisters ages 10 and 14 and a step sister age 9.”
Hendrix still remains optimistic.
“Maybe it will be a Christmas miracle,”Hendrix told WSB-TV. “And we will have her wake up.”