6-Year-Old Dies in Freak Badminton Accident

LIMERICK, Maine – A family vacation by a lakeside in Maine took a devastating turn when a six-year-old girl, Lucy Morgan, lost her life after being struck in the head by her brother’s badminton racket. The accident occurred on June 1, when the racket disintegrated during a game, causing a catastrophic brain injury. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the young girl could not be saved.

Lucy was airlifted to the Maine Medical Center in Portland, where surgeons performed emergency surgery to relieve pressure on her brain. However, her chances of recovery were deemed negligible, and her condition continued to deteriorate over the next four days.

In his online blog, Lucy’s father, Jesse Morgan, a pastor from New Jersey, documented the heartbreaking journey of his daughter’s fight for life. He described the moment when he had to break the devastating news to his other three children, aged four to ten, that their sister was unlikely to survive the accident.

The family received an outpouring of support and well-wishes from friends and strangers alike, describing the comfort they felt during this difficult time. A GoFundMe campaign was also set up to support the family, which has raised over $93,000 from more than 850 donors.

The Morgan family had been enjoying a week-long vacation filled with kayaking and outdoor activities before the tragic incident occurred. As they prepared to return home, tragedy struck, leaving the family devastated and mourning the loss of their beloved daughter.

Lucy’s final moments were spent surrounded by her family, as they lovingly sang her favorite hymn. The young girl’s passing was declared in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving her family in shock and grief-stricken.

This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the fragile nature of life and the unpredictability of accidents, even during seemingly innocent activities. Our hearts go out to the Morgan family during this difficult time as they navigate the unimaginable loss of their young daughter.