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A severely injured seven-year-old little girl, who lost her nine-year-old sister in a devastating tornado in Missouri this month, squealed in delight as she received boxes of surprise Christmas gifts from Donald and Melania Trump to lift her spirits.
Avalinn Rackley was videoed by her grandmother, Pam Moore, with two large boxes of presents just weeks after the child lost her older sister and best friend Annistyn in the storm that also critically injured her mother and destroyed her home in Caruthersville, Missouri on December 10.
“These boxes came in the mail, and they are from… President Trump! Both of these boxes. Can you believe it?” Moore tells Avalinn who squeals and smiles in delight.
“Oh my God! No, I can’t!” the little girl screamed happily looking at the boxes. She was wearing a back brace and matching Christmas onesies with her dad, Trent Rackley. Both her dad and younger sister, Alana, suffered minor injuries.
“Donald and Melania Trump sent a package! They got hats signed by Donald Trump, Presidential blankets, American Girl Dolls, books signed by President Trump and Melania, pens, bracelets and so much more!” Moore excitedly declared on Facebook Christmas Day.
Avalinn’s mom, Meghan Rackley, is still slowly recovering from severe brain trauma she suffered during the tornado, according to the Daily Mail. She finally woke up from a coma and was able to say her mother’s name.
“It made my momma heart so happy to hear her say my name. She is such a strong fighter. She is going to continue to improve each and every day,” Moore commented on December 23.
The grandmother also posted the kind and touching letter that the Trumps sent with the presents to Avalinn.
“We are so encouraged by the strength and determination you have shown during this very difficult time. You will remain in our hearts for complete care and comfort as you continue to recover,” the letter read. “With your steadfast spirit, and the unwavering strength and support of your wonderful family and many friends, your future potential is limitless. May God bless you and your family.”
The massive twister tore away the family’s home and threw the girls, Avalinn, Annistyn, three-year-old Alanna, along with their parents, Meghan and Trey, into a field. They had been hunkering down in a bathtub in a small bathroom for shelter when the tornado hit.
More than 30 tornadoes tore through Kentucky, Missouri, and three other states killing at least 90 people that day. Tornadoes in December are very rare and the devastation was massive.
Avalinn Rackley has had to learn how to walk again after her back was injured during the twister. She used a walker to slowly and steadily shuffle across her hospital room after the doctors operated to fix a broken vertebra. Then she graduated to walking the halls.
Her grandmother called her “the bravest little girl.”
“She has won the heart of everyone in this hospital. She has been so strong. I just know that her big sister Anni is right with her. I can feel it,” she sadly wrote.
Her great aunt commented that while Avalinn has been making good progress post-surgery, she will have to undergo a lot of therapy until she fully recovers. She will also reportedly have to wear a back brace for the foreseeable future.
“I keep trying to wake up from this nightmare,” her great aunt told the Daily Mail.
When emergency responders found the family and whisked them away to a nearby hospital, Avalinn told the doctors, “I was flying around in the tornado and I prayed to Jesus to take care of me, and he spit me out – and the tornado spit me out into the mud.”
First responders found Avalinn’s favorite doll she was holding in the photo before the tornado struck. Her great aunt cleaned it up and gave it back to her. She calls it Baby MawMaw.
The community is raising money to help the family through a crowdfunding page. Funds will go towards funeral, medical and other expenses.
It did not go unnoticed that the former president did what President Joe Biden should have done but didn’t:
Where are the gifts from the current president? Or is he still too busy blaming climate change while people are grieving their loved ones? On a serious note, this is something the current president should be doing, not the former. Smh.
— Melissa (@arizona_melissa) December 26, 2021
Trump and Melania send Christmas gift to 7 year old girl Missouri tornado victim….Biden calls college age sister of young boy he meets in KY, talks to her on her cell phone for an hour and invites her to WH??? Why Joe??
— Phyllis (@Phyllis94584953) December 27, 2021
I sure did, too!
— Im a Linda too (@ImaLindatoo) December 27, 2021
— CYNDI (@CYNDI_ROSE__) December 27, 2021
OMGOSH, I’m crying both tears of sadness for this family and their tragic loss and tears of joy for the humanity from our President Trump and @MELANIATRUMP ❤️
— summer 2013 (@Ecsullie) December 27, 2021
Absolutely awesome !!
— Deplorable Milton (@zztopf450) December 27, 2021
— YODAX21! (@YODAEatsMindx11) December 27, 2021
What a great man who has a heart
— poetic justice (@EplurebusUnum) December 27, 2021
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