Last week, The Kerrville Daily Times had to write two difficult stories about young girls in fights for their lives. The first was on Callie Escovedo, 12, who suffered a major stroke in July due to a rare brain disease. The second was about Arianna Lopez, 8, who was the victim of an alleged drunk driver, who slammed into the girl’s bedroom with his Ford F-250 pickup truck. 

Callie Escovedo is at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston awaiting a second brain surgery — possibly as early as this week — and faces a potential year-long hospital stay. Arianna Lopez is in the pediatric intensive care unit at University Hospital in San Antonio. 

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