Marie was paralyzed from the waist down after receiving 14 fractures by the tender age of 8 months due to the physical abuse she suffered in her biological mother's home. When social workers took action, they most likely saved her life. Now, she's old enough to thank them.
Marie was placed in the care of Michele Surprenant, a social worker herself, who fell in love with Marie's "chunky little face" and decided to give her the life she deserved.
At age 8, Marie is a funny & intelligent third grade girl. She loves animals, art and video games. But unlike most children, she requires 24/7 medical care.
But, had social workers not stepped in, things could have been much worse. And now, just before her 9th birthday, Marie wanted to thank the people who saved her life...
"I think if you never helped me my life might be awful and lonely. I wish that you keep doing what you do to make the world a better place."
“The only thing that drives me crazy is our pet dog named Jo. She snores like a vacuum and sounds like an old man.”
After the letter was posted online, Marie got a reply from the woman who had placed her into care, Rita Goodman.
Marie is currently raising money to help her family with her medical costs. You can support her on GoFundMe.