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Parents whose three children were mowed down in Oatlands tragedy open up about new pregnancy

The mother of three children killed by a drunk ute driver has told how she 'dares to dream again' after discovering she is pregnant nearly two years on from the horrific collision that shocked Australia.

Leila and Danny Abdallah lost their daughters Sienna, 8, and Angelina, 12, as well as their son Anthony, 13, in the Oatlands tragedy of February 1, 2020.

The siblings were struck as they walked on a footpath to get ice cream in the north-western Sydney suburb.

Mrs Abdallah, 37, has told The Australian Women's Weekly she is expecting a baby in March.

Leila and Danny Abdallah are expecting another child nearly two years on from losing their daughters Sienna, 8, and Angelina, 12, as well as son Anthony, 13, in the Oatlands tragedy of February 2020

She said she was inspired by her eldest daughter Liana to keep trying for another child after suffering a miscarriage.

'We dare to dream again,' she told The Daily Telegraph. 'My children prayed they could have another brother or sister.'  

'This is a new life, a new beginning for the kids, it has given them a new purpose in life.' 

Liana wants to be a mother figure to the new addition, saying all she wants for Christmas are clothes for the baby. 

Mr Abdallah said he and his wife made a conscious choice not to pass on their pain to their children and this remains in their minds daily. 

'We don't want to bring them down. We want them to get married and flourish and have full lives and dream again. That is what this new baby means,' he said.

He said they were still limited in their lives - such as being unable to go to a party where there is music, but are slowly learning to allow themselves to be happy again.

Mrs Abdallah, 37, with her son. She revealed to The Australian Women's Weekly on Wednesday she is expecting a baby in March

Mrs Abdallah (pictured with her son) said she was inspired by her eldest daughter Liana to keep trying for another child after suffering a miscarriage

From left: Liana, 12, Michael, five, and Alex Abdallah, seven. Liana inspired her mother to keep trying for a seventh child after she suffered a miscarriage

The Abdallah family (from left to right) Antony, Sienna, Michael and Alex, Leila, Liana, Danny and Angelina 

The whole family will agree on a name for the baby who will also be given either Antony, Angelina, or Sienna as a middle name. 

They said they consider the pregnancy as a symbol that, though their road may be incredibly difficult, if they keep going, good things await. 

The couple recently launched 'i4give Day' in honour of their children, in which people are encouraged to find someone they can forgive. 

Antony, Angelina and Sienna Abdallah and their cousin Veronique Sakr (pictured left) died in February last year while walking on a footpath to get ice cream outside Oatlands Golf Club when a ute ploughed into them

The Abdallah family were interviewed for the latest issue of The Australian Women's Weekly 

'Our four children are now our four saints and this day is for them.' the couple said.

'Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. 

'The more you practice the better you become at it and it allows you to live peacefully and to heal. Forgiveness is more for the forgiver than the forgiven.'  

The Abdallahs were interviewed for the latest issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, which is on sale now.