Madonna Badger, Who Lost 3 Daughters And Both Parents In Christmas Fire, Is Engaged
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Nearly two years after a tragic Christmas Day fire killed her three daughters and both of her parents, Madonna Badger has announced that she is engaged.
In a lengthy new article in Vogue, "The Long Road Back: How to Keep Going After the Unimaginable Happens," Badger writes about working to overcome insurmountable grief and doing her best to move on with her life.
On Christmas Day in 2011, a fire raged through Badger's Stamford, Connecticut home. Her nine-year-old daughter Lily, her twin seven-year-old daughters, Grace and Sarah, and her parents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson, all perished in the blaze. Only Badger and her then-boyfriend, Michael Borcina, survived.
"I've never felt so desperate," Badger writes of waking up in the hospital the day after the tragedy. "Whenever I wasn't knocked out on sedatives, I was screaming at the top of my lungs: 'Where are my children?! Where are my parents?!'"
Badger struggled with suicidal thoughts, and had stints at a few psychiatric hospita
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