NZ Herald 20 March 2018
Family First Comment: “Doctors believed she would not live to see her first birthday has died at the age of 11.”
A Rongotea girl who doctors believed would not live to see her first birthday has died at the age of 11.
Rongotea girl Brennagh McKay lived through numerous illnesses and major surgeries until she chose her moment to die on Saturday, mum Kathleen McKay said.
Brennagh was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18 at nine months old.
Since then she has been in and out of hospital, had countless treatments and about seven major surgeries, including having three quarters of her bowel removed when she was seven. The procedure left her on life support.
Brennagh gained hundreds of supporters from around the world as her mother shared her story on social media. She seemed to be improving before her death on March 17.
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