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Florida mum, 14, struck by lightning shares warning

The mother of a lightning-struck teenage girl has a message for parents about how dangerous mother nature is. Christina Spencer’s daughter Lori is 14. She is now learning to speak again. “His first words were ‘yeah’ and ‘hi.’ And that’s all we had for a few days. And then it turned into, ‘Where’s my brother?'” Spencer said. Lori learns to walk, talk and eat again after nearly losing her life. “Why did that lightning hit the tree next to my daughter? I don’t know. It was random. It wasn’t raining. There was barely any fog outside. So the ground was just pretty wet,” Christina Spencer said. When Christina Spencer was at work half an hour away, she said she learned that Lori and a friend had been indirectly hit by lightning. “Her friend Eva gave her CPR. That’s probably what saved Lori’s life,” Christina Spencer said. Lori was rushed to hospital, unresponsive and breathing on a ventilator. reversible. “We just have to go through the hard stuff, the painful stuff, and the frustration. As a mother watching your baby not be herself or be hurt, there’s nothing you can do about it. That part sucks a lot,” says Christina Spencer . Spencer said anyone who hears her story can help by never letting it happen to another child, if you can help them. “Don’t take storms for granted. Lightning is a scary, scary thing. It can easily take your child, if you’re not careful,” Spencer said. Lori’s mother said the other girl injured in the strike suffered from broken bones and nerve damage, but was doing better. She hopes the girls will be able to see each other soon. Her family said they were grateful for everyone who helped pay the medical bills.

The mother of a lightning-struck teenage girl has a message for parents about how dangerous mother nature is.

Christina Spencer’s daughter Lori is 14. She is now learning to speak again.

“His first words were ‘yeah’ and ‘hi’. And that’s all we had for a few days. And then it turned into ‘Where’s my brother?’ “, Spencer said.

Lori learns to walk, talk and eat again after nearly losing her life.

“Why did that lightning hit the tree next to my daughter? I don’t know. It was random. It wasn’t raining. There was barely any fog outside. So the ground was just enough wet,” Christina Spencer said.

When Christina Spencer was at work half an hour away, she said she learned that Lori and a friend had been indirectly hit by lightning.

“Her friend Eva gave her CPR. That’s probably what saved Lori’s life,” Christina Spencer said.

Lori was rushed to hospital, unresponsive and breathing on a ventilator.

“She may have suffered a heart attack, which initially stopped her heart,” Christina Spencer said.

But now Spencer said doctors believe she can fully recover and the damage is reversible.

“We just have to get through the hard stuff, the painful stuff, and the frustration. As a mother watching your baby not be herself or be hurt, there’s nothing you can do about it. That part sucks a lot,” Christina Spencer said.

Spencer said anyone who hears her story can help by never letting it happen to another child, if you can help them.

“Don’t take the storms in [Central Florida] for granted. Lightning is a scary and frightening thing. And, you know, it can easily take your child away from you, if you’re not careful,” Spencer said.

Lori’s mother said the other girl injured in the strike had broken bones and nerve damage, but was doing better.

She hopes the girls will see each other soon. Her family said they were grateful for everyone who helped pay the medical bills.


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