So sad - 6 year old dies in fire; looking for mom who'd already escaped

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    Hearbreaking..


    Girl Dies Looking for Mom in Burning Home

    STEELTON, Pa.

    A 6-year-old girl who had escaped a house fire early Tuesday ran back inside to find her mother, not realizing the woman had jumped to safety from a second-floor window, police said.

    The child never made it back out alive. Firefighters found the body of Da-Onah Watts under a bed on the second floor of the home, said Mayor Thomas F. Acri.

    Da-Onah and an older cousin had been asleep on the first floor of the home when they awoke to flames about 12:30 a.m. and ran from the house, said Steelton Police Chief Kenneth Lenker.

    The older girl, Nesha Barely, lost her grip on Da-Onah as they escaped, Lenker said. She didn't realize the child had run back inside until it was too late.

    A neighbor summoned help, but the heat and flames were too intense for police or firefighters to get inside. The home was destroyed. Da- Onah's mother, Myiaa Smith, 26, survived.

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    May her mother, many years later, find her safe and sound, in Jesus' arms, and may they be finally reunited at last.
     
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    My heart just broke reading the title :/

    And it's somewhat ironic because yesterday, after visiting my mom at the physical rehab center, I saw little kids around 6 years old playing and I thought "Our future." and it also got me to think how horrible the loss of young life is. It's not fair, it really isn't.
     
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    I don't know what would be more selfish... I, as a mother, wishing I could die instead of my child, or being willing to be the one to SURVIVE without the other. Maybe it is more selfish, but I think I'd rather die.
     

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