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Matthew Badger Haunted By Three Daughters' Deaths

Mon, June 18, 2012 12:36pm EDT 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