Makenzie was 9-years-old and in the 4th grade. Soft spoken, tender-hearted, sweet, and loving to everyone she ever met.
On Friday, January 29th, Makenzie tested positive for COVID after having a bad headache with vomiting. She seemed to be recuperating over the weekend with waves of symptoms coming and going. However, last night our beautiful baby girl passed away in her sleep. We suspect this is COVID related as we can't figure out what else could have caused this, but will not know until we receive the report from the medical examiner.
Makenzie's mom, Kristle, is a front-line essential worker in the medical field. Makenzie's dad, Nathan, is in the Army and has been deployed overseas twice. Both Kristle and Nathan have given so much of themselves for others, this is our chance to give back to them.
They have another daughter, Sophia, who is 11 months younger than Makenzie. They were inseparable, best friends who were supposed to grow up side-by-side. To add to more heartache, the day we lost Makenzie is also Nathan's birthday.
The proceeds from this gofundme will help pay for funeral expenses, medical expenses, support for Sophia, and income loss suffered by Nathan and Kristle due to quarantine and mourning. Please consider supporting this beautiful family as they navigate their way towards healing.
Our family is shattered, to say this was unexpected would be an understatement.
- Sokdaran Iv
- Brandon E Valdez
- Elena Belciug
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