Louise starts today in the fifth year of the municipal primary school St.-Brixius-Rode in Meise. The nine-year-old girl is already looking forward to getting back on track, as it will be the first time she’s back at school with her classmates since that fateful Wednesday in May. On May 11, mom Els was driving in the Ossegemstraat in Meise, a few kilometers from her home, with her two children (9 years and 2.5 years) in the back seat when an oncoming vehicle collided head on with their car. The blow was big and Louise was in bad shape. As she was leaning to the side to protect her little sister Lucy during the accident, the seat belt had torn her liver. Part of her liver was removed during emergency surgery. Louise crawled through the eye of the needle, the recovery was long and the girl was only able to go to school for a few half days at the end of the school year. Last week, Louise went for a check-up at the UZ Brussel, where the doctors had good news about the liver, the only organ that regenerates and thus regrows on its own. It was a great relief when the family was told that the liver has not lost function and that Louise can do everything again, including going to school.
Louise is allowed to return to school almost 4 months after a serious traffic accident: “A symbolic restart after a lost summer” | girl