All 283 people aboard the plane died.
“Our family was torn apart when MH17 was blown out of the sky by the violent anger of a nationalist missile” the couple said in a statement to the Department of Foreign Affairs. “Our three innocent, beautiful and inspiring children were killed, alongside their grandfather, Nick Norris"
Violet was born Tuesday.
“We believe that Mo, whose 14th birthday was Saturday, Evie, 12 next week, Otis, 10 next month, and Granddad Nick have sent us an amazing gift," the couple said. "Violet’s birth is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate.”
“We still live with pain, but Violet, and the knowledge that all four kids are with us always, brings light to our darkness," they said. “We will continue to love all four of our children equally. Violet brings some hope and joy for us. We hope she brings hope and joy for you too.”