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Age 3 Girl Moves Foot & Squeezes Hands of Family at Hospital After Being Shot in Head

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Road rage is a serious problem. According to Safe Motorist, “66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.”

I think we’ve all had our moments when someone cuts us off or won’t let us merge. But a few words of frustration spoken inside your vehicle is much different from acting on your anger.

DMV.org defines “road rage” as “aggressive or violent behavior stemming from a driver’s uncontrolled anger at the actions of another motorist.”

Uncontrolled anger is the key here. Sadly, a case of road rage recently put a 3-year-old girl in critical condition.

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Preslie Jean of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was in a truck with her brother and mother, Polly Davis, on Oct. 28 when a black vehicle believed to be a BMW stopped abruptly in front of them.

CBS 12 reported that the man driving Preslie Jean and her mom drove around the stopped vehicle. However, the sedan soon started chasing after them. A shot was fired through the rear, driver’s side door.

The bullet reportedly went through the toddler’s head, shattering her skull, and landed on the floor of the truck. Preslie Jean was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, CBS 12 says.

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She’s been in a medically induced coma, and her family has been by her bedside, wondering if their baby would ever wake up.

“My baby didn’t deserve this,” Davis said, according to WPBF. “Everybody’s kids are out there tonight celebrating Halloween… and my daughter’s laying in a hospital bed…”

But hope for this innocent life hasn’t died yet. On November 2, a miracle occurred. CBS 12 shared a video of Preslie Jean moving her little foot.

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Later that day, she continued to improve, squeezing her family member’s hands. Still, Davis is worried her little girl won’t be the same when she wakes up.

“Is she going to remember us, is she going to know who we are…?” the frightened mother shared with CBS 12.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help this family with their medical bills. Police are said to be investigating the situation, offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who has information about the person who shot Preslie Jean.

Please call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477) if you know anything. The suspect is believed to be a Hispanic or African-American man.

We will continue to keep sweet little Preslie Jean and her family in our prayers as they continue to hope for their baby’s recovery.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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