Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Subject: Prayer Request for Child in Amarillo, TX
Last Friday about 12:30 P.M. My three year old granddaughter, Lauren Renee Pingel and her babysitter were on their way to do some shopping in a Ford Taurus. At an intersection North of Amarillo, around the River Road area a large pickup with a Rhino Guard Bumper failed to yield right of way and ran a stop sign. The pickup hit the car. Lauren was buckled in her car seat in the middle of the back seat. The pickup hit the side of the car about the middle. We are not sure what caused the terrible injury to Lauren. She had no broken bones or other injuries but severe head injuries. We have been told it was the Rhino Guard Bumper that hit her. She weighs about
Some broken glass was also removed. A few hours later as her brain began to swell the doctors told son & daughter in law that if they did not perform a craniotomy she would die, and if they did perform it she still might die or surely not fully recover. She was rushed into surgery again, and it was performed. She has improved some but very slowly. The first
Her heart beat is strong. Her lungs are filled with fluid and they have diagnosed her with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Some of the tissue in her lungs has hardened. They are doing respiratory work every
It is so hard to see her lying there with all of the tubes. We have some great doctors and they have all been really good to talk to us and try to be compassionate. Her main doctor said today that we are maybe halfway through the worst part. (I can't imagine what will happen next.)
We think she can hear us when we talk to her. I read her a book tonight and her blood pressure dropped
Name: Lauren Renee Pingel age 3 years
Brad and Suzanne Pingel - Parents, Jodi RaeLynn Pingel -
I hope to have a prayer chain going around the world with the help of the internet. Her name has been given to a missionary in Africa and they are praying for her there. Please send this request to anyone you know that will pray for us and the healing of our precious baby girl
- Lauren JoAnn McCoy.
Origins: All of the above is substantially true, with the caveat that "last Friday" (when the accident occurred) was
Last updated: 8 October 2007
Amarillo Globe-News.. "3-Year-Old Out of Hospital After December Collision." 5 June 2001. Amarillo Globe-News.. "Young Accident Victim Still Critical." 20 January 2001. Amarillo Globe-News.. "Young Wreck Victim Facing Third Surgery in Two Months." 16 February 2001. Amarillo Globe-News.. "Injured Toddler's Condition Upgraded." 26 April 2001.