They’ve come a long way. Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge is happy and healthy after getting into a near-fatal ATV accident in February 2017. The Zoey 101 alum reflected on their journey on the crash’s second anniversary and expressed her gratitude for all those who helped her eldest recover.
Spears, 27, shared a slideshow of Maddie, now 10, laying in her hospital bed two years ago. “February 5th. Miracle Anniversary,” she wrote on the pics, which were posted via Instagram on Wednesday, February 6. “We will ever [sic] let this day pass without acknowledging the mercy God showed us, and thanking each one of you who prayed for us during this time. Again, thank y’all. God is so good.”
Maddie, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Casey Aldridge, was riding on an ATV in Kentwood, Louisiana, on February 5, 2017, when the vehicle flipped into a pond. The child was knocked unconscious and remained submerged underwater until first responders arrived several minutes later and were able to get her out. She was airlifted to a hospital, where she remained for five days, but has since made a full recovery.
Spears later called the event “a mother’s … worst nightmare” and thanked the team who helped care for her child. “We have to thank these 2 HEROS,” the “How Could I Want More” singer captioned an Instagram picture of two of the rescuers standing with Maddie at her 9th birthday party in December 2017. “John and Victoria are the first responders, who literally saved Maddie’s life, and they were able to celebrate … another year of her life with us this past weekend!”
That same month, the former Nickelodeon star announced she was expecting a baby with husband Jamie Watson. She wrote on Instagram: “Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone…sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister.”
The pair, who tied the knot in March 2014, welcomed their first child together, a little girl named Ivey, in April 2018.
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