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Dad of 10-year-old girl killed in Bourke Street attack left "running between hospitals".

WITH one daughter dead, another in hospital and his wife clinging to life, Tony Hakin is caught in an unimaginable nightmare

The heartbroken father of 10-year-old Thalia Hakin who was killed in the Bourke Street mall tragedy has been running between hospitals caring for his wife and younger daughter fighting for their lives in hospital.

Tony Hakin was coping as well as he could, despite tending to his critically injured wife Nathalie and seriously injured nine-year-old daughter Maggie, a friend of the family, Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler, told news.com.au.

Rabbi Smukler, who is the principal of the girls’ school, Beth Rivkah College, said he doubted Mr Hakin had had an opportunity to process the loss of his daughter yet.

“He’s stoic, he’s strong. I’m assuming he’s probably in shock. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to put one foot in front of the other,” Rabbi Smukler told reporter Andrew Koubaridis.

“He’s running between hospitals with everything that’s going on and to deal with it all. And he hasn’t even buried his daughter yet.”

He said that while Maggie Hakin was now seeing visitors at Royal Children’s Hospital, Nathalie remained seriously unwell at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Both were with Thalia when a driver ploughed into shoppers in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday, killing four other people and injuring dozens.

“Natalie really needs our prayers payers for recovery — god willing she will,” Rabbi Smukler said.

Thalia Hakin lost her life on Friday.
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The Rabbi told the Herald Sun, Maggie had lost a "doting" older sister.

“She was really doting ... she would come to check on her sister every day,” he said.

Rabbi Smukler and others in the Jewish community had rallied around the Hakin family. A man who recognised the girls as students at his gym, Avi Yemini, set up a crowd-funding page which has so far raised more than $73,000 for the family.

Friends, families and well-wishers also attended a prayer service for Thalia at Yeshiva College in East St Kilda on Sunday night.

Rabbi Smukler said the family would need this ongoing support, suspecting that their lives will "never be the same again".

"If you think about the Hakin family, when everyone goes back to their normal routine in life they will still need support in every way — moral support, emotional support, financial support. Everything.”

The man responsible for the tragedy, 26-year-old Dimitrious Gargasoulas, was released from hospital and charged with five counts of murder, but will not appear in court until August.

If you'd like to help the Hakin family, you can donate here.

If you'd also like to to donate to the community fund set up by the Victorian Government, click here. For advice, call 1800 226 226.