Eric and Alicia’s little girl, Kamila Marina, was born on September 9, 2012, and passed away one month later, on October 9, at 10:26pm. She outlived the expectations of her doctors, who expected her to die immediately upon being born. “But she came out crying and proved that she had the will to live,” her mother says.
Kamila succumbed suddenly to ruptured heart valves, after being transferred to Children’s Hospital on the penultimate day of her life. “It was very sudden—we got a call at nine the night before she died, and rushed to the hospital; the doctors told us they couldn’t save her.”