South Ga. baby with rare disease passes away, family helping

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) – Baby Emi was just a single of 7 youngsters in the complete earth with the exceptional ailment by the identify of KIF1A Involved Neurological Condition.

Soon after struggling from a chilly, toddler Emi’s well being took a flip for the worse.

Michelle Wilkerson is her mother.

“This time, I resolved to let mother nature operate its system because it’s only going to get even worse,” Wilkerson said. “And she’s only likely to endure increased. So I determined to see if she could fight it on her own. We experienced all the gear at property. I utilised the oxygen to hold up with her breathing and we applied the suction machine a minor little bit and respiration treatments.”

Michelle Wilkerson, Emi’s mom, heart, with two of her other little ones. (WALB)

But Emi’s condition arrived at a level in which the household resolved to choose her to the hospital.

“When she acquired at her sickest, we identified as the EMTs and loaded up in the abundance and went to the healthcare facility so that they could preserve her cozy. Hospice arrived in the working day ahead of she handed,” Wilkerson reported.

Michelle sais quite a few KIF1A parents of deceased young children arrived at out to her in assistance proper prior to Emi handed. 1 mother even shared a story with her about how she observed a rainbow suitable right after her little one handed and knew it was a signal. Some thing Wilkerson witnessed in the healthcare facility.

“Thirty minutes afterwards, I’m holding my baby’s overall body in my arms and my father-in-legislation yelled my identify. And I ran out of the home and there was her rainbow. And I know why. With her system in my arms, that was her telling me that I was ok,” she claimed.

Little one Emi passed away on July 22 at just 16 months old at Wayne Memorial Clinic in Jesup.

Wilkerson claimed Tuesday’s funeral was totally lovely and that her family members is accomplishing their most effective to cope.

Wilkerson said Tuesday’s funeral was absolutely beautiful and that her family is doing their...
Wilkerson mentioned Tuesday’s funeral was totally wonderful and that her spouse and children is carrying out their best to cope.(Michelle Wilkerson)

“We’re going to reside. We’re going to live daily life to the fullest,” Wilkerson claimed. “We’re likely to wander aspect by aspect and I’m heading to enable them as they help me get by means of this simply because it is devastating. And you know, just when you think you come to feel a small far better, it hits you all in excess of once again.”

Wilkerson claimed getting out of a occupation while making an attempt to treatment for her young children was tough, and she desires to use her foundation in Emi’s honor for the much better.

“That’s what we want A Million Dreams For Emi to do is to support ease some of that economic stress for people and that is what by now does,” she reported.

Wilkerson explained the major lesson she discovered from her daughter’s passing is to live in the instant and to just get pleasure from existence.

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