Global Community Helps Owasso Girl Who Nearly Drowned In Pool


Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:48 pm
By: Dave Davis


Back in June, a 2-year-old girl from Owasso was critically injured after nearly drowning in a swimming pool.

Months later, Rosalie Goodwin is still fighting for her life. But her family told News on 6 they're hoping with time, prayer, and little help from the community, she'll pull through.

 6/6/2012 Related Story: Near Drowning Incident At Owasso Neighborhood Pool

It's been almost 90 days since 2-year-old Rosalie Goodwin nearly drowned in an Owasso pool. Although the family didn't want to comment on her medical condition, they indicate that's she getting better, her mom says, with God's help.

Rosalie's mom, Tiffany Goodwin, says she and her husband Wade are at The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis every day, by Rosalie's side, praying that God will heal her.

The family says doctors have been cautious to give any type of timeline of when or if Rosalie will heal. But one thing is for sure. A global community has embraced the Goodwins through Facebook, fundraisers and donations.

6/7/2012 Related Story: Friends Use Facebook To Support Owasso Near-Drowning Victim

After the accident, Rosalie's sister and friend set up The "Please Pray for Rosalie" page on Facebook.

A few months later, it has almost 39,000 likes and the family says well over 100 donations and fundraisers have been set up with people from as far away as France and Japan pitching in.

And it doesn't stop there.

The Blood Drive for Rosalie runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Owasso's Central Baptist Church on Tuesday. The Oklahoma Blood Institute says all the blood donated will stay in our state, And the Goodwins will get what are called donation credits, that means your donation could directly help reduce Rosalie's medical costs.

Tiffany really does appreciate everyone who has given so far, and she added that if the family has money leftover after they pay Rosalie's medical bills, they plan to give it away.