Community Coming Together to Support Williamson Family

In early July, one Madisonville family experienced a life-changing event.

Now, a little girl is fighting for her life, and the community is trying to help.

On July 6, the Williamson family was driving back from their Florida vacation to their home in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The mother, Miranda, was in the front along with her husband, Josh. Their daughters Jaden, 11, and Jacie, 8, were in the back seat.

Miranda stomped on the brakes. To avoid getting rear-ended and causing a pile-up, she swerved into the median.

"When I did that, I over-corrected, and the truck rolled about 3 to 4 times. Both girls were ejected from the truck," said Miranda.

Josh climbed out to help the girls, but Miranda was stuck.

The whole family suffered injuries, but 8 year old Jacie's were by far the worst.

Jacie suffered from a fractured skull and multiple facial fractures. The Williamson's weren't sure their daughter would make it.

A family member made a post on Facebook, and the Prayers for Jacie movement took off.

The following weeks were a mix of progress and setbacks.

While Jacie hasn't been able to show her appreciation, her mom says it's there.

The family is at Egleston Children's Healthcare in Atlanta.

Jacie's latest issue has been neuro-storming, which means her brain is struggling to regulate her vitals.

Despite that, her family has seen progress.

Click here to follow Jacie's progress.

(This story was originally published July 22, 2017)


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