Mr. Speaker, on May 17, a school bus dropped off 13-year-old Lydia Herrle in front of her home near St. Agatha. A garbage truck failed to stop and hit her. She has remained in a coma since then.
I will share some thoughts from the family's blog this past weekend.
It notes on May 31:
She battled fever for most of the afternoon.
Tomorrow we will take the boys to Toronto, to see the hospital, and to see Lydia. They have not yet seen her, so please join me in prayer, that this is a helpful and healing day for them.
It notes on June 1:
Lydia's fever spiked in the night, and she has another infection....
It notes on June 2:
The boys visit with Lydia yesterday went well.
For now, the boys have said they don't need to see her again until her eyes are open.
It notes on June 3:
Over all, Lydia has done well today.
The great relief came this evening when the Doctor wheeled the ventilator cart out of the room, indicating they did not think they would need to intubate Lydia to assist her breathing again.
Today we prayed a lot and invited others to pray for Lydia and for us.
I ask all hon. members and those watching at home to join in these prayers, to pray for the Herrles and to pray for Lydia.