Posted by: Amanda | May 23, 2008

So Sad…

Please pray for Steven Curtis Chapman and his family!

From CBB:

In what police officials are describing as a “terrible accident,” 5-year-old Maria Sue Chapman — one of Christian singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman‘s six children with wife Mary Beth — died last night after being struck by a Toyota Land Cruiser in the family’s driveway.  Compounding the tragedy, the SUV was being driven by her unidentified teenaged brother. 

At the time of the 5:30 p.m. accident several children were playing in the area, police said.  The driver pulled in and apparently was unable to see Maria as he made his way up the long gravel driveway.  Two of Maria’s playmates witnessed Maria being struck, and the entire family was at their Franklin, Tenn. home when the accident occurred.  Maria was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, where she was pronounced dead.

I can’t imagine what they are going through.  Especially the older brother that accidentally ran Maria over.  Pray for grace for the poor boy!

The Chapman Family created a special blog to memorialize Maria.  Check it out and leave a note of encouragement.

A video of SCC and Maria from the Memorial blog:



  1. The Chapman’s have been heavy on my heart too! On another note, about August Rush, being the music fanatic I am, I VERY much liked that movie. I could understand and connect completely with the idea that “music is everywhere, all you have to do, is listen”. No, it wasn’t a masterpiece production, but the message was beautiful.

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