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It is true that losing a child is indescribable pain that will torture the most hardened of souls and is a burden to be carried for a lifetime, but to see a child disfigured and perhaps even losing cognitive function is also a terrible burden, and it happened to the family of Lauren Scruggs.
This, and worse, has happened to soldiers serving in foreign lands, and to the police officers and firefighters serving here in America. Sadly, there is little national or international coverage of these incidents. War and cops are necessary evils, and death and dying part of the job. C’est la vie.
Finally, the Scruggs’ are good Christian folk. They are thanking God every day for the advances in Lauren’s recovery. They are praying and asking the world to pray for her continued improvement. Naturally they aren’t wondering why God helped that hapless young girl walk into a spinning propeller. No. That was God’s will, his wonders to behold. Amen. The fact is if God can help her God could have saved her and she and the propeller would have never had that terrible face to face meeting.
Here are some comments by the family:
“Earlier in the week, we requested prayer for Lauren’s facial nerve, and it appears prayers have been answered!” reads a post from Saturday on CaringBridge.org, the site the injured 23-year-old model’s family uses to update well-wishers on her condition. “Lauren is able to smile and lift both eyebrows on her own, such a miracle!”
Her family updated the site late Monday to post about continued improvements, writing, “Lauren was able to walk on her own today, such a miracle!”
“Praise the Lord, Lauren’s pain is much more manageable today!” the post reads. “Thank you so much for the prayers! She has been eating some of her favorite foods today, sweet potatoes and hard boiled eggs!”
The family has been using the site since Lauren’s accident as a way of informing supporters of her milestones. They are now asking for prayers to focus on her left eye, which she could lose due to extensive damage sustained in the incident.
Due to the number of surgeries Lauren will need, her parents have set up the Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund to raise money to help pay for her medical bills. Donations can be made at Lauren’s CaringBridge site. Get well Lauren. I’m confident you will do it with the love and support of your family. God really has nothing to do with it!