Families bond after young daughters admitted to ICU

The families of two young girls have been brought together by tough circumstances.

Liberty Utley and Jayden Fraser were involved in separate car accidents, days apart. Both ended up in ICU, just a few rooms away from each other.

7-year-old Liberty was in the car with her dad and sister when they were rear-ended November 15th waiting for someone to cross the road.

“It's not the journey we would've liked to have met on, but again, we believe our girls were brought together for a reason, there's something bigger going on here,” said Liberty’s mom, Shannon.

Jayden’s mom, Michelle Fraser and their family were merging from I-35 onto the Dallas North Tollway on Thanksgiving when they were rear-ended.

“We believe these girls are meant to be together,” said Michelle.

Everyone was wearing seatbelts but both girls had brain swelling and skull fractures, in medically induced comas until recently. It’s unclear when either will wake up.

Despite being brought together by tragic circumstances, the two families are helping each other through this.

“I remember praying before the procedure she was having, and I prayed to the Lord, healing hands that it went well, but I also prayed for her daughter to say, can you be there for her? Be with her? Hold her hand?” said Shannon.

Similarities aside, both girls haven’t even met each other, but their moms say it’s just a matter of time.

“These girls are going to meet each other, they're both going to wake up, they're going to have full recovery and they're going to be best of friends, I just see that,” said Michelle.

Family members and friends of both girls are getting together for a prayer vigil next Sunday, at Haggard Park in Downtown Plano, at 6 PM.

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