THE BROOK STAGLES WE SHOULD TRY TO REMEMBER

Nov 16, 2017 | news, Trauma, Trauma: Consequences |

Photos of Brook Stagles, the little girl whose death prompted proposed reforms to child protective services in Monroe County, lined the entryway of Christ the King Church, which hosted a memorial service one year after her death.

Brook died on November 14, 2016 from a ruptured intestine, caused by a punch. She was pale, vomiting and feverish for days before she finally got the medical care she needed. Brook was three years old.

These photos show Brook smiling, playful and seeming happy. That’s how her grandfather John Geer wants Brook to be remembered, not as the badly abused toddler whose short life tugged at the heartstrings of people across Rochester and beyond.

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