Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kayla's Celebration of Life - April 27, 2019

Our beautiful, sweet Kayla unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 9, 2019, likely due to sudden cardiac death related to myotonic dystrophy (DM1). We are still waiting on the final pathology reports. Our hearts are forever shattered. For all of the challenges that Kayla faced over the years, she also got to experience so many amazing adventures in her short life. We all have so many incredible memories from her 13 years and 8 months together. Her death has come as a shock to us all, especially as we were preparing to have an implantable cardiac defibrillator placed in a few weeks from her death. We all wish she had more time with us but we try to remain grateful for the precious time that we were gifted by this beautiful brown eyed girl with a  heart of gold.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for her Celebration of Life in person or on our live stream. Our family is grateful to all of you for your support during this incredibly difficult time. And a special thank you to my wonderful husband Paul and my dear friends and family who have held me up as I face this unimaginable time in my life. We also want to thank everyone who helped to coordinate Kayla's Celebration of Life, especially Rev. Anthony Fatta from Aptos Community United Methodist Church, Kayla's home church. She loved attending church on Sunday morning with my parent's Pharis and Jane.

(NOTE: The service starts at :35 so you may want to fast forward as we turned it on early to ensure that the broadcast worked well. The direct sound connection failed but the sound is better than we expected considering)

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