Little Lorelei Wilson loves playing outside her Andrews home – swinging on the swing set, checking in on the family’s chickens.
Seeing her bounce around the yard today, you’d never know the near tragedy the 3-year-old experienced on July Fourth.
“She’s honestly a walking miracle,” Lorelei’s mom, Tori Wilson, says.
Tori and her husband, Blake – along with Lorelei and her two older brothers – celebrated the holiday at Tori’s parents’ house in Andrews. Lorelei, who just turned 3 on June 30, and other kids in the family were playing by the pool under the watchful eye of adults while Tori went to the kitchen to make a snack for the little ones. A relative rushed in screaming that Lorelei was in the pool and not responding. Just like that, the Fourth turned from festive to frightening.
“She slipped away for two seconds,” Tori says. “It was just that fast.”