A 9-year-old girl from Idaho died Thursday night, Aug.1, just three days after her head was impaled by a piece of reinforcement bar in a freak accident, FOXNEWS reported.
Shaylyn Bergeson died around 8:45 p.m. at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after undergoing a craniotomy, her mother, Jesi Bergeson, said.
“Our baby was able to save four lives and someone’s vision,” Bergeson said.
Bergeson said that they are also so overjoyed and proud of those five people who received a phone call with the answer to a prayer that they have been desperately asking for is now possible.
Shaylyn was playing in the backyard of her north Rexburg home Monday, July 29, when she accidentally fell out of a tree and landed on rebar that punctured the left side of her brain, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up on the family’s behalf.
She was transferred to the Hospital for Primary Children, where doctors performed a craniotomy and removed half of her skull to relieve the immense amount of pressure in her brain.
Bergeson recently had a conversation with Shaylyn about organ donors where she said she would be one if the time ever came. Bergeson said, “She without a blink of an eye said she wanted to donate everything she could.”
Shaylyn’s older sister, Briauna had a rare chromosomal abnormality and spent the last three years of her life in hospice care. She died in 2016.
“Sitting here this morning I am unable to sleep and the thoughts keep creeping into my head. Why did this happen? What could I have done to stop this?”Kurt Bergeson posted on the family’s GoFundMe page.
His post also thanked the family’s friends and relatives for helping them to grow their network of supporters.