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6-Year-Old Victim of SLP Pond Crash on Road to Recovery

Zarihana Rennie, was the worst off of the three surviving children. She's expected to have her breathing tube removed Monday.

Zarihana Rennie, 6, is showing positive signs of recovery after a car carrying her and four other children plunged into a St. Louis Park holding pond on Nov. 21.

Rennie's breathing tube was expected to be removed Monday and she's been responding to questions by nodding her head, the girl's mother, Shaniece Thompson, told WCCO.

The five children spent at least 25 minutes trapped underwater in the car, driven by Marion Guerrido, and two of the children died.

Zarihana faced the gravest danger of the three surviving children, staying in critical condition while 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido and 1-year-old Aliyana Rennie showed improvement.

Thompson told WCCO that she was at the hospital when Zarihana first opened her eyes a couple days ago.

“It was a relief," she said. "I didn’t know if she’d ever open her eyes again.” 

Zarihana is still on dialysis and is being treated for a blood clot. 

The two children who died—5-year-old Zenavia Rennie, Thompson's other daughter, and 7-year old Alarious Coleman-Guerrido, Guerrido's son—were laid to rest this weekend.
Lola House December 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Such wonderful news to read. Isn't our God an amazing and loving God?
David Dyer December 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM
I guess god didn't care about the two children that died. Oh and there is no reason to thank the doctors and technological medical advancements that have made this type of recovery possible.

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