A terrible tragedy occurred in Toronto this past week. A three year old Houdini by the name of Elijah Marsh escaped his parents’ unit in the middle of the night, wearing only a light shirt, boots and a diaper. Because in his mind, he was a big boy – he could open and unlock the doors, put on his clothes, and knew the way outside ALL by himself.
Just in those actions we can see how he was a very intelligent boy with an intrepid spirit. Unfortunately, he also was only three, and three years olds do get lost. He was found metres away from home far too late and died shortly thereafter in hospital.
I, like other Canadians, mourn with his family. This bright, bold, beautiful boy did what most children his age would do. A light was lost in Canada this week.
Rest in peace, Elijah. Rest in peace.