Forgiving the unforgivable

Leila and Danny Abdallah explain how they found a way to forgive the driver who killed their three children.

For i4give week, we bring you a conversation with Danny and Leila Abdallah. On Feb 1st 2020 the Abdallahs experienced an unspeakable tragedy when three of their children, Antony (13), Angelina (12), and Sienna (8), along with their cousin Veronique Sakr (11), were killed when a drunk and drug-affected driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the group of children.

The Abdallahs shocked the world when they declared their forgiveness for the driver and refusal to hate him.

The i4give initiative, taking place each year on the anniversary of the tragedy, encourages people to search their hearts and find someone to forgive.

For Life & Faith Simon Smart talks to Leila and Danny about where they found the strength to forgive, the power of forgiveness and what they hope to achieve by urging us all to forgive.

“Forgiveness has allowed us to heal and to grow together as a family. Forgiveness has given us the freedom from anger and resentment and bitterness.” (Leila Abdallah)