9-Year-Old Girl Who Lost Limbs To Car Accident Is Inspiring Others

This video is so inspiring that today you will stop feeling sorry for yourself and start thanking God for all He has done for you.

Benjamin and Eileen Parker had their three children were living a dream life till something so drastic happened that overnight changed their lives into sorrow.

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The incident

Last December, they were all geared up for Christmas when suddenly a fellow church member asked Benjamin to come over for a few minutes. That unforgettable day was Dec. 4, Charlotte’s birthday, and Eileen was at a PTO meeting with the two youngest kids.

Rosalie is the Parker’s oldest child with a 7-year-old brother, Micah, and 4-year-old sister, Charlotte. “The day she was born, she decided to come and she’s had a fiery personality and strong spirit ever since,” Benjamin recalls. “She definitely likes things her own way.” Eileen speaks of Rosalie as her “mini-mom” as she likes to take charge and watch over her siblings.

Benjamin picked up Rosalie, and went to his friend’s house was on his way home. “I was turning into the driveway and I didn’t see an oncoming car and we got t-boned in front of our house,” Benjamin says. They were struck by another vehicle while turning into their driveway.

Benjamin got away with some minor injuries, but it was Rosalie who had a fractured rib and her liver was torn so she had to be taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. “All I remember after the car crash is they had to pick me up and put me on this little bed thing and then they put me in the ambulance,” Rosalie says.

The unthinkable

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The doctors said that Rosalie’s injuries would be fully healed and soon she would be going home. “Within 2-3 days they said we’d be able to go home,” Eileen says. “They told us they just had to watch her for a few days and then we’d be good to go.”

The crash happened Wednesday and Rosalie was feeling well Thursday but on Friday, she got a fever and was very quiet which made the doctors worried, and then the unthinkable happened. “We were downstairs (at the hospital) because some friends had come to visit. We heard on the intercom a code blue and they said her room number,” Benjamin says. “We raced to the elevator and someone was there. I said, ‘This is an emergency. Our daughter is dying.’”

As they ran towards Rosalie’s room they found “tons of doctors and staff” trying to revive Rosalie, they were panicking and held each other – crying and praying their daughter would be ok. Rosalie came back to life and was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Eileen went to Utah because it was Micah’s birthday so Benjamin stayed home with him in Idaho Falls.

Hope against hope

“As soon as we got there, they immediately started working on her and she coded a second time. That’s when I called Ben and said they weren’t sure if she was going to make it through the night and he needed to get up there,” Eileen recalls. Doctors found group A Streptococcus bacteria had formed in Rosalie’s blood and spread throughout her body and were causing her organs to shut down.

“They basically said she’s not going to make it but if she does, you’ll be on dialysis for years, she’s not going to have any brain function, her kidneys will be shut down and you just don’t even know what kind of life she’ll have,” Eileen explains. Benjamin arrived at the hospital and went into his daughter’s room and as he sat down next to Rosalie’s bed he spoke to the nurse.

“I told her, ‘Please tell me she’s going to live. Please tell me she’s going to live,’” Benjamin says. “The nurse said, ‘I can’t tell you that but I can tell you I’ve seen the sickest children come here and leave and children that weren’t as sick not leave. She’ll let you know. She’ll let you know.’”

Holding onto faith

The Parkers were given a choice that if Rosalie’s heart stops again, should doctors resuscitate or let her go? “We came together and said there’s no way we could make that decision. We’re going to trust in our Father in Heaven. It’s in his hands and we just put all of our faith in the Lord,” Benjamin says.

Rosalie, 9, was at the door of death, at Primary Children’s Hospital when 3 nurses entered the room and one had a guitar while another grabbed a pink plastic container and tapped on it like a drum. They started playing music as the third nurse danced. The family joined in and Benjamin turned on his phone to videotape the moment.

I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
I, I love you like a love song, baby
And I keep hitting re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat

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The doctors told the Parkers that Rosalie’s limbs would have to be cut off to save her life and they agreed and she started improving. It would be months later when Rosalie finally left she would leave that hospital bed with half of her body gone and a new future awaiting her.

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Rosalie went for physiotherapy and has learned to use her limbs to write, eat, swim, climb down the stairs, and a whole lot more. She has one answer when asked if she misses doing something she could do before nothing.

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Elaine H Stewart

Wow! How humbling and exhilarating all at once. God bless this wonderful ray of sunshine!

Michele

God is with this beautiful little girl. She is brave and has incredible courage. She and her family will prevail and God has special plans for Rosalie,

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