A 4-year-old girl from Indiana was killed in a car accident just days before getting the chance to fulfill her dream of riding a horse.
Unfortunately, many of us know by now just how fragile life is. Making the most of everyday and doing your best to live without regret is crucial: you simply never know what the coming day will bring.
Spare a thought, then, for Tyler McGee and Bianca Nelson, a couple from Indiana whose world came crashing down recently with the death of their young daughter.
According to saddening reports, MaKinleigh Ann McGee was born on April 6, 2018, in Evansville, Indiana, the second child in a family that would eventually have four.
Little MaKinleigh reportedly dreamed of riding horses as she grew, and so her family had planned to take her on a trip to Lark Ranch in Evansville. She also wanted to dress up as a princess for Halloween later this month.
Tragically, though, her life was cut short most unexpectedly.
On October 7, 2022 MaKinleigh was involved in a car accident that would claim her life. MaKinleigh’s aunt, Kristin Pride, said:
“We weren’t prepared to lose our sweet girl, as no one should ever have to bear this heartache.”
Needless to say, MaKinleigh’s passing has left her family inconsolable. Her dad, who was driving the vehicle involved in the crash, remains in the ICU.
A GoFundMe page established for the father-daughter duo has so far raised over $12,800. It reads:
“Our dad is still in icu and we aren’t sure yet of what the future is looking like for him just yet. We appreciate all the love and prayers so much that we have received.”
A later update revealed that Tyler was still intubated and still fighting for his life.
MaKinleigh’s mother, Biance, took to social media to express her heartbreak at having lost her daughter.
“God took the most precious, smart, beautiful, caring little girl home, and all I can think of is we needed more time,” she wrote.
She added: “All I want to do is wake up from this nightmare and hear your little voice telling me to wake up and say “good morning sunshine.” Mommy loves you.”
I can only imagine the pain and grief McKinleigh’s family are experiencing right now. Losing a child isn’t something any of us should ever have to go through.
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Rest in peace, McKinleigh!