Once upon a time in the country of the United States of America was born a baby girl. From her beginning–and most likely from the beginnings of her ancestors before that–she was assailed by severe challenges. It is likely her mother did not have adequate prenatal care, or again, maybe it was just a cerebral accident. At any rate, while this child was yet an infant in arms, she suffered a massive stroke. It affected her vision and it affected her brain function.
Once upon a time, Alexis Goggins entered this world, and, although it was not evident at first, she was born with a heart condition. There probably were previous symptoms of her heart situation, but last Saturday, Alexis, now a first-grader in a Special Ed Class in Detroit, Michigan had her heart form firmly diagnosed. Her heart condition is now clearly stamped courageous and extraordinarily heroic. That affected heart caused her to leap between her mother and a would-be killer and to take into her own tiny body six bullets that were intended to wipe out her mother.
Bandage covered, she lies now in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Detroit. She is recovering from gunshot wounds to the eye, left temple, chin, cheek, chest and right arm.
Once upon a time was born a darling, precious child. Her name is Alexis Goggins.