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Last Updated: Friday, 24 November 2006, 10:21 GMT
Rosie puts art tragedy behind her
Lee and Rosie Wright
Rosie is looking forward to Christmas
A little girl who was seriously hurt in an inflatable artwork tragedy, was the special guest at her local Christmas lights switch-on ceremony.

Rosie Wright, three, from Langley Park, County Durham, almost died when a gust of wind ripped the giant Dreamspace sculpture from its mooring in July.

Two women died and 13 other people were injured in the tragedy at Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park.

She was guest of honour at her community's festive lights switch-on.

She attended the ceremony in Langley Park with her father Lee Wright.

Mr Wright said his daughter was now looking forward to Christmas.

Scene of sculpture accident at Chester-le-Street
Two women died in the Dreamspace tragedy

Rosie suffered spine and leg fractures, a punctured lung and lacerated liver.

She was on a life support machine for four days, but has now made a full recovery.

Mr Wright said: "It was absolutely horrid when it happened. I will never forget seeing her on the life support machine, it was the worst moment of my life.

"I just hope I never have to go through anything like that again with any member of my family.

"Rosie's been really good considering she had to lie on her back for six weeks when she was in hospital.

"But the thing is she fought through it all and came out really well. She is full of life."

Rosie joined other members of her school at a ceremony to switch on the Christmas lights in Langley Park.

Earlier this week Magazine Closer presented the youngster with an award recognising her bravery in coping with the tragedy.

Rosie is looking forward to Christmas

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