Luckily, their home was only mildly damaged with some broken windows. But both Georgie and Johnny's worry about the psychological and emotional impact this trauma has left on their daughter.
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Generous supporters have helped us be there for Sonia and her family, at a time, Georgie says, when they have needed it most.
“Initially the kids were depressed because of coronavirus, and being home, and it has been a while for them without seeing their friends. The kids were psychologically exhausted.”
She says Sonia is still traumatised by the blasts. “She doesn’t want to talk about that incident, she says, ‘get it out of your mind, get it out of your mind.’ Actually her voice has become higher, maybe because of the amount of noise she heard, her voice tone is higher.”
The child-friendly spaces Sonia attended started to bring her out of that headspace.