I was reading through Morgan's IEP goals and evaluator's comments detailing all of the Morgan's delays in communication, reading, writing, and math in preparation for her annual IEP meeting that was scheduled this afternoon. I was dreading going to her annual IEP meeting and was having a little pity party as I read through all 9 pages. I was almost finished reading it when I clicked on facebook and read the most tragic status update.
I have a lot of friends on facebook who I've never officially met. It's probably close to 200 of my friends. Although we've never met we all share something that brings us together. A child with Down syndrome. This common bond makes it feel like we are all part of one big family. This big family is all in shock and mourning the unexpected loss of a beautiful 8 year old girl, Carly. There isn't a lot of information about what happened only the facebook status updates from today. Carly was at school yesterday and then her mom posted today on facebook that she got sick quickly and turned blue and they called 911. A few hours later she posted "we lost our sweet girl. She is now my sweet angel". I've been crying all day for a little girl I've never met but feel like I know. She was only 6 months older than Morgan. It's easy to forget how fragile life is. For all of us, but even more so for our kids. Morgan can quickly go from being healthy to extremely sick in a very short time. Please keep the George family in your prayers. Her last blog post, 3 days ago, was "Everything's going to be alright". I know this is true but it's just hard to understand right now.