MARIA SUE CHAPMAN, DAUGHTER OF STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN,
DIES IN ACCIDENT AT FAMILY HOME
TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May
21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to
Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman
home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital
in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries
there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of
their three adopted daughters.
than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The
Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter,
Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families
reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to
over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world.
Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning
artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.
After losing my brother suddenly this past December, my heart goes out to the Chapman family. I have met Steven Curtis Chapman at a meet and greet a couple years ago. He is an amazing man of God and I know that through this he will find comfort in the Lord. I can understand somewhat of the thoughts, tears, pain, and joy that he is going through right now as I somewhat experienced the same back in December. Growing up listening to SCC and follwoing him through his career, I have shared many moments of worship with him. My words are few. I'm really at a loss. But I will hold the Chapman family in my prayers. I hope you do the same.