Saturday, August 4, 2007

Nia Glassie

Cru and Chris Kahui - weeks old
Lillybing - 23 months old
Delcelia Witika - 2
James Whakaruru - 4
Coral Burrows - 6
Teresa Cormack - 6…and the list could go on…

What were you doing at 4.12 yesterday afternoon?

I was sitting on the couch watching the new series of Family Guy. Thinking about prep for tonight, emailing friends and family and generally wasting time.

What were you doing at 4.12 yesterday afternoon?

At 4.12 yesterday afternoon Nia Glassie’s name was added to the above list, at 4.12 yesterday afternoon after being taken off life support for a second time, 3 year old Nia Glassie died.At 4.12 yesterday afternoon with her natural father by her side, Nia Glassie’s fight finished.

I honestly don’t have a clue what to say about this, other than I am in shock, maybe it’s because I have a three year old, or maybe it’s because I just can’t fathom what we, the so called superior, most advanced species on the planet, do to one another…

I honestly don’t know what we can say, other than the innocent wee three year old never did anything wrong but she was dealt an unplayable hand of scumbags parents, family and caregivers.

We need to not forget Nia, as so many others get forgotten...until the next case.