Parents Of A Baby Girl Who Suffered A Severe Brain Injury In A Softball Accident Shares An Important Update On Her Health
October 3, 2018 17:13 By Fabiosa
McKenna’s unfortunate and very unlikely accident
On May 2, 2018, Kassy Hovenga took her 7-week-old daughter McKenna to a softball game to cheer for the baby's daddy, Lee Hovenga. Kassy was about to feed McKenna, when the unimaginable happened. A softball flew over the fence and struck the baby girl in the head.
Kassy and Lee immediately took their daughter to the nearest hospital. The girl had a skull fracture and a brain bleeding and was transferred to one of the best clinics in the country, where doctors fought to save her life.
Doctors managed to stabilize McKenna. Although the girl’s life wasn’t in immediate danger anymore, she started having seizures. Doctors brought that under control with anti-seizure medicines.
Healing for McKenna: how the baby girl has been doing
After the accident happened, a number of major news outlets covered McKenna’s story. This way, thousands of people across the country learned about the little girl and her parents’ need for help. McKenna’s family created a crowdfunding page to raise money for her medical care and rehabilitation, and hundreds of donations poured in.
The family also created a page on Facebook to keep anyone who’s interested posted about the girl’s condition.
Five months have passed since the accident, and McKenna has been showing signs of improvement!
In the most recent update, the family told followers that McKenna passed her eye exam successfully and her neurological exam was also good.
When a baby sustains a severe brain injury at just weeks old, you never know what to expect in the future. But it seems McKenna is making huge progress.
Get well soon, sweetie. Thousands are praying for your recovery!