Girl, 6, dies in freak badminton accident – wanted to be ‘saved’

 Six-year-old Lucy Morgan lost her life in a freak accident when a racket broke during a downward swing, and a piece of metal from the handle snapped off and pierced her skull. Sadly, she suffered severe injuries.

At the time of the tragedy, the family was on vacation in Limerick, Maine.

Lucy’s heartbroken father, Pastor Jesse Morgan, wrote on his blog that when the metal piece struck his daughter, she was unresponsive but was still breathing on her own. She was quickly taken to the nearest hospital from where she was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.


“Upon arrival she went right to the operating room where they removed part of her skull to relieve pressure and deal with her injury. She coded, they got her back, and they completed the surgery,” Jesse wrote on his blog. “In the PICU we are being told that there is a very slim chance she recovers.”

Jesse also wrote that young Lucy spoke of meeting God just a month before the accident that claimed her life. She asked her mom about being saved, and after a short conversation, she went to her room to pray.

“She went to her room and prayed to God to forgive her and that she believed in Jesus’ death and resurrection. What a gift,” he wrote.

Jesse provided updates on Lucy’s condition.

“The significant lack of brain function over the past 48 hours demonstrates this reality that we are utterly devastated by. If there is any good news in this, it’s that she hasn’t felt any pain over the past few days.

“We will keep waiting on the Lord, getting second opinions, and exhausting every possible avenue while crying out to God for a miracle,” he added. “However, as of now, our beloved daughter has been showing all the signs of brain death for the past few days. There is a very good chance that she passes away and meets Jesus within 24 hours.”

Medical personnel made every effort to save Lucy, but her injuries were too extensive.

No blog post today. Lucy Lynn Morgan passed away this morning around 4am. She now sees Jesus face to face. Thank you for all your love poured out to us. This picture is from goodbyes earlier in the day, Jesse wrote after his girl passed away.

To help the family, loved ones set up a GoFundMe account that has exceeded its initial target of $100,000 and is now approaching a new target of $150,000, with over $140,000 raised so far.

Organizer Jill Anthony wrote, “This page serves as a place to provide them extravagant financial support – to help pay for meals while they are away from home, lodging for family, medical costs … whatever they need.”

Anthony added an update: “June 5, Lucy went to be with the Lord. Please keep praying for the Morgans as they walk through these next days, weeks, months, and years without their sweet Lucy here with them.”

We are so very sorry for this family’s loss. May she rest in peace.

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