Matthew Badger Haunted By Three Daughters' Deaths

Mon, June 18, 2012 12:36pm EST by 3 Comments
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Matthew reveals his nightmares about his daughters’ last terrifying moments in the Christmas morning tragedy that claimed their lives.

In a new interview, Matthew Badger says he is haunted by the visions of his three daughters’ final moments in the Stamford, Connecticut home that went ablaze on Christmas morning six months ago.

After reading recent reports of the tragedy, Matthew, 47, “got taken to that night.”

“Just the thought that my girls might have suffered or panicked or were running around the house to get out…” he said in a PEOPLE interview.

Matthew continues to grieve for his three daughters, Lily, 9, and seven-year-old twins Sarah and Grace.

“If I don’t cry every day, the waves are bigger. If I cry every day, it is less dramatic,” he told the magazine. “I don’t think the loss is ever going away.”

The legacy of his three daughters lives on in Matthew’s LilySarahGrace fund that honors his daughters’ love for art. His charity has raised $530,000 and funded 400 arts projects in public schools.

Watch his ABC News interview below:

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More Badger Family news:

  1. Madonna Badger Not Attending Matthew’s Charity In Memory Of Daughters
  2. Matthew Badger: Every Day Is A Constant Struggle & Reminder Of My Girls
  3. Matthew Badger Suing City Over House Fire That Killed His Three Daughters On Christmas

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Posted at 10:17 AM on December 26, 2012  

Nobody knows what you are going through but at least they are in a better place, away from this world and all it’s strife. In a way, they are the lucky ones. You will see them again but you must be patient…

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Hanna Greene

Posted at 1:25 PM on July 11, 2012  

Matthew Badger is a sweet man who has lost the unthinkable, all out of his control. I wish him so much healing to come.

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Posted at 8:34 PM on June 18, 2012  

So this happened on Christmas morning?

That is so very weird. Here in Australia, on Boxing Day (the day after Xmas which due to time zone differences would have been Christmas Day in America) 3 sisters – 2 of them twins were also killed in a house fire (in this case their mother died with them).

On opposites of the world at the same time, 2 sets of 3 sisters – both including twins – died in house fires. Spooky.

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