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I met Lorl Mitchell on e bright, tunny Sunday In front of
her home at the and a couple of other youngatera were
playing. At I talked briefly to her, I waa immediately
aware of the exuberance of thia young girl. Her amile
stretched her face to Ita limits. Her eyes sparkled and Iter
joy of living just seemed to overflow. She beamed with the
excitement of being alive and waa ready to take in all the
wonders of life, and waa excited about it. She waa up late
and early to rise, ready for each day, eager for it and hated
to see the day end. She had more energy than the day was
able to handle. . .If you have seen an artesian well before i
someone got there and installed a pipe for the water to I
flow through ? when the water was just bubbling from the
ground into a pool with water clean and clear as glass, cool
and refreshing ? just bubbling up from the ground In an
ever abundant supply ? Innocent of what lay above the
ground but just bubbling forth ? this kinda reminded me
of Lori Mitchell ? innocent, exciting, taking life with all its
responsibilities and enjoying it.
Then one day, one afternoon a few weeks back, as Lori
was playing on a tree swing, perhaps she was twisting the
swing's chain and twirlifig around. . .no one really knows
just what happened ? but Lori became entangled in the
chain. Inside her home her mother was cooking supper and
her dad was taking a shower. Mom called to her sister,
"Look outside and see what Lori is doing." The sister
called back excitedly, "Look how Lori is in that swing."
Mom went to the back door and looked. . .She screamed
and nearly collapsed. . .Dad grabbed a pair of pants and
still dripping wet from the shower ran to see what was
happening. Outside he could see the swing entangled
around Lori's neck. She hung limp with her arms dangling
beside her body. As he rushed to her, her lips were turning
blue. He quickly and gently lifted what he first thought to
be the lifeless body of his daughter, Lori. The rescue
squad was immediately called and squad members began
CPR on Lori as the ambulance went screaming to Duplin
General Hospital. Signs of life were showing up as the
emergency room people took over. A sigh of relief went out
from the family and rescue squad members. . ."She is still
alive. She is holding on," was sounded. That relief was
short-lived. . Lori has been in a coma since that swing
accident March 11. She has not seen a day come forth as
much as she .oves the daylight. She lays there not knowing
her Mom and Dad are there hoping and praying that
perhaps some of the life from their bodies will somehow
flow over to help their daughter. The oxygen and blood to
Lori's brain were cut off for a short while by that chain.
Lori's fate is not yet known to mankind, or if she will
continue to exist in a coma, or if that precious joy of living
she had will leap forward, or if she is one of those selected
to brighten Heaven. Lori's parents, Larry and Sue
Mitchell, pray and wait.
The Kenansville Jaycettes are sponsoring a benefit for
Lori Mitchell Friday, April 22, from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30
p.m. and on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until 7:30
p.m. in the Jackson's IGA parking lot in Kenansville. They
will be selling hot dogs and baked goods to try and raise
some money to help with the medical expenses, etc. When
you pass that $20 bill across the counter for that hot dog,
say "Keep the change for Lori." You don't have to buy
anything, but please do stop by and leave some money. If
those dates are bad for you, then here are a couple of
numbers to call to make arrangements for a donation ?
Chris Bass at 296-1867 and Phyllis Wnralev at 296-0*'* >
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The Pink Hill Rescue Squad respectfully
request* your assistance by sending your
donation toward the purchase of a MUCH
NEEDED Ambulance to be used for your
Pink Hill Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 303
Pink Hill, N.C. 28572
We need your financial support.
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