Sunday, July 13, 2014

A very Strong And Brave Girl

From Fox News:  A 15-year-old girl who survived being shot by her uncle in an attack that left her parents and four younger siblings dead said Saturday that she was on the road to recovery. 
Cassidy Stay thanked first responders Saturday while speaking to a crowd at an elementary school in her hometown of Spring, the Houston Chronicle reported. It was her first public appearance since the shootings.
Stay was released from the hospital Friday, two days after the attack by her aunt's ex-husband, Ronald Lee Haskell. Authorities say Haskell stormed into the family's home Wednesday and fatally shot Cassidy's parents and four siblings, who ranged in age from 4 to 13 years old, after binding them and putting them face-down on the floor of their home.
Cassidy suffered a fractured skull when a bullet grazed her head. Authorities say she survived by playing dead and called police to warn that Haskell intended to go to her grandparents' house next.
A video posted on KPRC-TV's website shows Stay's grandfather, Roger Lyons, saying that "without her courage and quick thinking we might be mourning the death 20 people today, including myself and nearly all of my children and grandchildren."
The 15-year-old recalled feeling as if angels were with her whispering to her to be quiet, Lyons said.
"We have wondered whether those angels might have been her brothers and sisters," he said.
"I'll be able to see them again one day," the girl said of her slain relatives.
My guess, if you are an atheist, you wonder why, if there is a God, why did He allow this to happen.
If you are a Christian, you would say "God and his angels saved this girl and her extended family".
A glass that is half empty vs a glass that is half full.
But whatever you think about religion, you have to give kudos to the girl for being so brave, both during and after the shooting and at the funeral service. 
May God bless her as she recovers.

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