However, things definitely didn’t end up going to way the doctors had estimated. Proving medical science completely wrong, Kenadie continued to develop and thrive. She is now an astounding 13-years-old, and while she is still extraordinarily small, at just 39 inches tall, she is still living a relatively normal life.
In Brianne’s memory, the day they left the hospital with their seriously tiny bundle of joy is still crystal clear. In an interview she recalled, “When we got home, we were able to live life every day, and realised you wasn’t going to die and that we were just going to live every day with our baby.”
However, this did not mean that tiny Kenadie was out of the woods. Her sad condition means that she is also plagued by many other illnesses, which range from mental problems to breathing and digestion complications. Other implications she has to face are brittle bones and an aneurysm in her brain.
However, Kenadie and her family have learned to live with all of these obstacles and the uncertainty which comes with it. Brianne stated in an interview that, “it’s a reality for us that I will probably lose her. You lose your breath for a moment and, that’s reality.”
When Kenadie was 12-years-old, she weighed just 23 and half pounds, which is the equivalent weight of a two-year-old. She may wear infant size-six shoes, but she refuses to let the drawbacks of her condition get in her way of having fun. She enjoys activities such as bowling, playing hockey and swimming.
Kenadie now also has a younger brother, Tyran, who is already taller than her. She goes to school just like any other little girl, although she does stand around two-feet smaller than her fellow classmates. She receives extra assistance in the classroom from Jennifer Putname, who stated “she’s very empathetic – if you hurt your finger she comes and gives you a hug.”