Her Smile Brings Her Mom Peace

Earlier this month, we brought you the story about an 11-year-old girl from Nebraska named Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Gilreath. Lulu was at a Cinco de Mayo Festival when she slipped off her seat on the Kings Crown ride and her hair was pulled into the machinery, ripping her scalp right off of her head. Left in critical condition, neither doctors or her family knew whether she would ever get to see again. But for the first time on Wednesday, the little girl named Elizabeth was able to see for the first time since the accident.

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Lulu’s mother Virgina Cooksey, wrote on Facebook, “Lulu is stronger than me. My baby girl saw herself for the first time today. The way she handled it (gave) me strength.”

Lulu still can’t see out of one eye, but is scheduled for a follow-up surgery on Thursday or Friday.

Her GoFundMe page posted a picture with this explanation:

“Lulu she is smiling And will be having her surgery on Friday or Saturday so please continue the prayers. Thank you to all who have been praying donating and offering support during this tragic time. We all send love to everyone for taking 5 minutes of their day to show Lulu they are thinking of her.”

So far,  $61,000 of the $75,000 goal has been raised.

Video: New York Daily News