If you have been a Christian in America for any length of time, you have heard of Steven Curtis Chapman. His music has touched multitudes throughout the last few decades. He has a strong family and has adopted three beautiful girls from China. The family has a ministry called Shaohannah’s Hope that helps Christian couples through the adoption process and assists orphans that have not yet been adopted.
One of those girls died tragically yesterday in a horrible accident at the family’s home. Here is the story:
“The 5-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman died after being struck by an SUV in the driveway of the family’s Nashville-area home late Wednesday afternoon (May 21). Maria Sue Chapman was playing in the area with several other children. Her teenaged brother did not see her in the driveway when he struck her with the Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving. A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol termed it “a terrible accident” and said no charges are expected to be filed. The child was the youngest in the family and one of three daughters adopted by Chapman and wife Mary Beth. The entire family was home at the time of the accident. Steven Curtis Chapman, 45, has won 51 Dove awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Grammys.”