Pray for 2 y.o. Mirranda & Family
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The day before Alison’s birthday, Pat asked her what she wanted. She told him that she wanted to just spend the day at home celebrating with their four kids, ages 19, 16, 10, and their youngest 2, Mirranda.
On May 11, 2016, Alison woke up on her birthday. Initially she thought that her husband slept in and was late for work, but quickly found out this was his surprise and he would be home all day with her and their kids.
At the end of Alison’s birthday, Mirranda ran in to the living room. Eyes huge, no sound. Time stopped. Those were the last moments they shared before Mirranda fell to the ground; they swept her mouth, nothing; Pat started CPR. The ambulance got there, Mirranda’s heart stopped.
Then… there was hope. Mirranda’s heart started beating, she was intubated and placed on a ventilator and transferred to Children’s Hospital at VCU.
Mirranda had additional signs of improvement, but the hospital is pushing to perform the Brain Death test on Mirranda tomorrow. Should they diagnose her as ‘brain dead’, little can be done to give her more time. We are fighting for more time to let her heal, we ask that you keep her in your prayers, keep the family in your prayers, and keep the specialists and care team in your prayers to make sound decisions for the well-being of Mirranda.
This all was caused by a piece of popcorn. (Please share the danger of popcorn, someone may not know)
Pat and Alison Lawson are my aunt and uncle. While they focus their energy to Mirranda and their other children, along with the uphill battle to get Mirranda more time... I also ask that you reach out to me should you know of an attorney who could offer guidance, as well as a neurologist that would be willing to look through her medical records.
No amount is too small and your generosity is greatly appreciated. It will be used for medical bills and to support the family as they stay by Mirranda’s side.
Thank you for your prayers.
Although her time on earth was short, she made a difference in the lives of many.
Sharing her story with other families has help raise awareness about the surprising choking hazards that surround us every day.
Many of you shared her story, and likely saved a life.
Your support, kind words, and prayers helped us each step of the way. We will never be able to thank you enough.
Father of Heaven and earth, thank you for your strength, hear my prayer and show us the way to peace.
We wish that money was not the issue, but unfortunately the family has expenses that need to be paid. We appreciate every one of our donators and everyone who consistently prays for Mirranda, really without your help and prayers it would not have been possible to get this far in the first place. Please continue to share our story.
Thank you again, we can't say that enough. Thank you!
Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.
Continued prayers and love for the family of little Miranda especially mom and dad. My heart breaks for you all. ♡♡♡♡♡♡
I am truly sorry for the loss of your daughter.
I am so sorry she is gone. You tried so hard to save her. http://wric.com/2016/11/21/hanover-toddler-who-choked-on-popcorn-kernel-dies/
Hi someone has put on Facebook that Miranda has passed away someone please tell me that this is not true I hope she's ok :( please give us some updates
Wish I had the money to help. As a mother I would keep fighting just like you. Never give up
this is my dejavue-for at the age of 2 years I chocked on the husk of the popcorn -resulting in collapse of my lungs and tracheotomy -I never had the honour of meeting or praying for Mirranda till now-for indeed my prayers hereafter will echo her name beyond the realms of time. May her soul be at peace and smiles upon all that remember her.
I'm a mother myself and i got to ask how does choking on popcorn kill a child?
I am so sorry for you're lost my heart goes out to the family of Mirranda! Praying always Katrina & Shawn Madeiros
Mirranda Grace Lawson passed away on 11/1/2016. This has been confirmed by news sources.
I bowed my head and prayed for you Mirranda sweetheart. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this trial and tribulation Patrick and Allison, and i will continue to pray for your family and Mirranda. With God on your side, Anything is possible! I may not know you or your family but i am heavy hearted right now reading about this horrible incident and just know that i will be praying every single day for your family! Best of luck and i pray that your family gains some closure and healing with the latest news that has unfolded today, May God ease your hurting souls!
How is she now?
Bennett thinking about the family and this beautiful angel. Is there any new updates? Still praying for Mirranda and the family.
Dear Pat and Allison, I have been praying since I heard. Please keep us all updated about your precious baby Mirranda Grace. My heart just goes out to you! With much love Tosha
Are there any updates? Been praying for her.
Hello could anyone give updates on how little Miranda's doing please hope she's ok & getting better love from Joanne & family from the uk x
My heart goes out you, the Lord hears your every word and sees your tears, stay strong and trust in the Lord. "I believe I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait on the Lord." Ps. 27:13-14
Me and my ex-wife went through this together in July of 2012 here in Memphis. Our son was on 17 months. I would love to speak to the family and talk. Please find me on Facebook if you read this. My name is Tireny Jones. Contact me
Is there any updates on Mirranda? Been watching and hoping.