A seven-year-old Georgia girl is fighting for her life after a car accident over the weekend left her on life support.
Aubree Kinney was seated behind her mother as she was driving in Newnan, Georgia around 5 p.m. on Saturday, when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision that left the little girl with a broken neck, damaged spinal cord, brain swelling, and a collapsed lung, among other things. She received CPR on the scene and was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, where she remains unresponsive and unable to breathe on her own.
Her mother, Amber Hendrix, was not not injured in the crash, and she is now begging for a miracle.
“Aubree was kind of slumped over,” Hendrix told WXIA-TV of her daughter’s condition after the crash. “I got in the back and started doing CPR… and a lot of people stopped to help.”
While Aubree is scheduled to undergo neck surgery in the coming days, doctors have told Hendrix there is a very good chance she will be left quadriplegic. Anyone suffering from such serious internal injuries would have an arduous recovery ahead of them, but Aubree has a host of underlying medical conditions that further complicate matters.
As Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, Aubree had as stroke in utero that forced her to spend the first six weeks of her life in the hospital, followed by a month at home with a feeding tube. Additionally, she suffers from an adrenal deficiency, in which body fails to naturally produce hormones like cortisol. A GoFundMe campaign set up to help defray medical expenses explained that the first three years of her life “were spent in physical, occupational and speech therapy to get her to function as a normal person.”
Despite the gravity of the situation, The Hendrix family is holding out hope that their little girl will pull through. Donations are being accepted through GoFundMe page and a Facebook group called “Aubree Strong” provides updates on her condition, but, more than anything else, they are looking for prayers.
“We just have all the hope in the world that something is going to change for the better,” Hendrix said. “We just need a lot of prayer because God works miracles.”