WVC Teens Decorate Tree To Memorialize Fruit Heights Infant
The Salt Lake Tribune | November 22, 2010 | By Donald W. Meyers
Like most mothers, Kendra Webster thought her newborn daughter was perfect.
“Makenzie was an amazing girl,” the Fruit Heights woman recalled. “We never thought anything was wrong with her.”
But in November 2009, 4-month-old Makenzie was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD). The disease, like Lou Gehrig’s disease, shuts down the body.
Makenzie died on Dec. 13, 2009, a month after the diagnosis.
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