Please Pray for
Daniel Pipkin asked me to post what
happened to Madeline. Before I do that, the
family has made 2 request: first continued
prayers for Madeline, second is that people
would donate blood if they are able. He said
it doesn't matter where or type because
blood is in short supply in emergency rooms
Here is the short story: when they got
home, they unloaded and Daniel disconnected
from the trailer and pulled the truck
forward a short piece. He got out for
and got back in the truck to park it.
Somewhere in the process, the pressure
washer was pulled out. Madeline was sitting
beside the pressure washer which was in
front of the truck and out of Daniels view.
He couldn't see her or the pressure washer.
As he pulled forward, he heard her say Dad
as he ran over the pressure washer. He
continued to pull slightly forward and as he
did she came out from under the side of the
truck. She was bent over forward and holding
her phone in her hand. They don't know if
she was sitting on the ground doing
something on her phone or trying to connect
the pressure washer. They immediately called
911 and didn't move her even though she
asked them to help her up. This may have
saved her life. Thank goodness only the body
of the truck went over her and not the tire
of the truck.
Here is the doctors report prior to
surgery. She has some movement and
feeling in one hand and her upper body.
The doctors have said her spinal cord
isn't severed, but is deeply bruised.
Madeline and the family need our
consistent prayers and love and support.
Daniel wanted this out there so
hopefully he doesn't have to tell the
story again. As you can image, he is
distraught with what he did. I pray
God's mercy will be revealed to him in a
mighty way as they watch and help
I will update after I hear a report
from the surgery. Doctors have said
progress will be slow until swelling
goes down in her spinal column.
By: Scott Alford