A four-year-old girl from Indiana wanted to ride a horse, and her family had prepared to fulfill her wish, but things took a different turn when the little one met an accident. What happened next was something no one saw coming.
While parents try to provide their children with the best things in life, certain circumstances are beyond their control. When it comes to fate’s cruel plans, parents feel helpless because there is nothing they can do to save their kids.
An Indiana family had similar feelings when their little one lost her life. Instead of watching her play with other children, the devastated parents had to prepare for her funeral.
Tyler McGee and Bianca Nelson welcomed their baby girl, MaKinleigh Ann McGee, on April 6, 2018, in Evansville, Indiana. The couple was delighted to hold their baby girl in their arms.
As she grew older, her parents celebrated every milestone she achieved. MaKinleigh was the second child, with one elder brother and two younger siblings.
Little MaKinleigh dreamt of riding a horse, so her parents had planned to take her to Lark Ranch in Evansville. The little girl also wanted to dress up as a princess on Halloween, but her life ended before she could live her dreams.
Things took an unfortunate turn for the family on October 7, 2022, when MaKinleigh suddenly passed away in a horrifying car accident. The incident left her parents devastated. MaKinleigh’s aunt, Kristin Pride, said:
“We weren’t prepared to lose our sweet girl, as no one should ever have to bear this heartache.”
The same day, Pride set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the little one’s funeral. She had aimed to collect $15,000 through the online fundraiser. As of October 13, 2022, the family has raised more than $12,000 through 235 donations.
MaKinleigh’s sudden death left her family heartbroken because no one expected to lose her at such a young age. Meanwhile, Pride’s father was in the hospital after suffering injuries. She revealed:
“Our dad is still in the ICU, and we aren’t sure what the future looks like for him.”
“Her giggle was contagious, and those big beautiful blue eyes would melt your heart when she would look at you,” MaKinleigh’s obituary read. The family shared they would hold her funeral services on October 15 at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Nelson experienced something no mother deserved to go through. She helplessly watched her little one breathe her last and later prepared for the funeral. In a heart-wrenching Facebook post, Nelson said:
“God took the most precious, smart, beautiful, caring little girl home, and all I can think of is we needed more time.”
“All I want to do is wake up from this nightmare and hear your little voice telling me to wake up,” the heartbroken mother said
. She also told her Facebook friends that she got an adorable dress and necklace for her baby girl.
Nelson also posted about her baby’s obituary on her Facebook profile. She requested people to pray for her little girl and her family, adding:
“My strength is weakening with each step in this process.”
“I can’t thank everyone enough for the outpour of love for my baby girl,” Nelson said
. She wished her daughter was still with her, but fate had other plans.
Besides MaKinleigh’s immediate family, other people also felt terrible for the little girl. Here are some of the comments people left under Nelson’s Facebook posts:
“Continuing to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Sending big hugs and praying hard for your sweet dad.”
“Such a sweet picture of a beautiful little girl. I have been thinking about you and your family constantly.”
Losing a child is something no one deserves to experience. Our thoughts and prayers are with MaKinleigh’s family as they mourn her death.