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VIDEO: 5-year-old injured in ETX wreck sings 'Keep Breathing, Keep Praying'

Sophie Collins (Source: Daniel Collins Facebook page) Sophie Collins (Source: Daniel Collins Facebook page)
Marion Collins (Source: Family) Marion Collins (Source: Family)

On Monday, April 10, Marion Collins of Gladewater was involved in a 3-vehicle wreck in Liberty City. 

Collins, who was an aide at Arp Jr. High School, died at the scene. 

Her daughter, Sophie, 5, was also injured in the wreck. Sophie suffered two broken legs and a broken collarbone and required surgery, according to officials. She has been in Children's Hospital in Dallas since then, until her release on April 18. Her dad, Daniel Collins, shared an update on his Facebook page, reporting that Sophie was able to get around using a wheelchair and was able to go home.

During Sophie's recovery, a video which had been recorded previously was shared on social media. The video features Sophie singing The Isaacs' gospel song "Keep Breathing."

The lyrics she sings are

"Keep feeling
Keep trying
Keep praying
Keep rising
When you can't stand the pain inside and all you wanna do is die
You barely feel your broken heart beating,
Keep breathing"

The video has reached over 14,000 views, and her dad says he has used it as a reminder for people to continue praying for Sophie's recovery.

A Go Fund Me Page has been set up for the family to help with medical and funeral expenses. The family does not have insurance.

Funeral arrangements for Sophie Collins' mother, Marion, have been released by Rader Funeral Home.

Services for Marion Collins, 37, of Liberty City will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Liberty City with Reverend Chad Alexander, Reverend Tim Coop and Reverend Paul Michael Vacca officiating.

Burial will follow in Danville Cemetery.

Mrs. Collins died April 10, 2017 as the results of an automobile accident
She was born March 9, 1980 in Arlington, Texas to J. Michael and Jan Edwards. Their family moved to the Kilgore area when Marion was five months old. She was a 1998 graduate of Sabine High School. Marion married Daniel Collins September 9, 2000. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty City. She was educated in medical coding, she was a certified nurse’s aide, she enjoyed photography, but her true passion was children with special needs. Marion worked for several school districts in East Texas teaching children with special needs. She was currently employed by Arp School district.
Marion is survived by her husband Daniel Collins of Liberty City; a son, Preston Collins of Liberty City; a daughter, Sophie Collins of Liberty City; her mother, Jan Edwards of Kilgore; a sister, Jenna Mathis and her husband Michael of Jacksonville; grandmother, Jean Goolsby of Brazoria, Texas; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Patricia Collins of Liberty City; a brother-in-law, Patrick Collins and his wife, Jasmina of Henderson; two nieces, Abbigail Mathis and Julia Collins; a nephew, Ethan Mathis and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Liberty City, 4714 FM 1252, Kilgore, Texas 75662


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