Abdallah family invited to speak in Rome two years after children killed in Oatlands crash

Two years after losing three of their children to a drunk and drugged driver, the Abdallah family says it has been “humbled” and invited to share their story with the Pope.

Danny and Leila Abdallah’s daughters Sienna and Angelina and son Antony were killed alongside their cousin in February 2020.

The parents have largely credited their faith in being able to move forward following the tragedy.

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They started the i4give foundation.

On Saturday, Leila announced on Instagram that she and Danny had been invited to share their story on a global scale.

The Abdallah family has been invited to share their story in Rome.
The Abdallah family has been invited to share their story in Rome. Credit: Instagram

“Danny and I feel humbled and honored that our Bishop Antoine Charbel Taraby invited us to attend the WMOF 2022 (World meeting of families 2022) all glory to God always.

“Our mission is to serve the Lord and our children for the rest of our lives.

“Please pray that we can have i4give on a global platform starting at the Vatican.

“We thank all our fellow Australians for their love and ongoing support, you have shown Danny and I the true meaning of the Aussie spirit and we are grateful.”

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Rome at the end of June.

Bereaved mother Leila Abdallah
Leila Abdallah expressed forgiveness for the drunk driver who killed three of her six children. Credit: AAP

It comes after the family welcomed a baby daughter in March.

“The Abdallah family are proud to announce the birth of our 7th child into our family,” Mrs Abdallah announced on Instagram.

“Our little girl is in good health. Antony, Angelina, and Sienna in heaven, Liana, Alex and Micheal with us.

“God has answered our prayers.”

The little girl was named Selina, a combination of Sienna and Angelina.


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