Stuff – Gloriavale woman describes her daughter’s tragic death in new film
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 10/07/2022
Helpless, severely sleep-deprived and shut in a room where the door handles had been disabled, Sharon Ready was unable to save her cherished youngest daughter from dying before her eyes.
The Gloriavale woman, who has 13 children and 71 grandchildren, has opened up for the first time about the death of her 14-year-old daughter Prayer in a new documentary film called Gloriavale, which will be premiered as part of the Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022.
“Being conditioned for so many years to submission, submission, submission, when you’re in a crisis you don’t act. She kept looking at me and I said ‘I know, Mummy doesn’t know what to do’,” she said.
“She went unconscious. Her whole body shook and I knew that her heart had stopped.”