I read about McKenna McCorkle a few weeks ago. I called the number listed in the article and actually spoke to her a mom a bit. I shared some of her pain, I knew all to well what it was to sleep in the cramped and uncomfortable waiting room of the Kosiars NICU. I remembered the feeling of numbness when there's the first indication that there's a problem with your baby. I can still feel the coldness that ran through my body when we truly wondered if my children would survive. But I also got to feel the joy of getting an all clear from the doctor. The pride when we walked through the waiting room the bank of elevators waving goodbye to all the friends we'd made over the last few awful weeks.
McKenna's Mom, Ashely will never know that feeling of joy and pride I felt. She lost her darling baby girl on Thursday from respiratory complications. Please if you can, say an extra prayer or two for McKenna's family as they now have to go on in this world without her.