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.”
Putnam added “she has an infectious laugh, which makes you want to laugh along with her.” Despite her condition, Kenadie definitely makes sure she fits in with everyone, trying to make sure she is no different from anybody else, despite her size.
For every obstacle she overcomes, it makes Brianne even more proud. She isn’t afraid to try new activities, despite all of the issues she has. Her mother said, “she makes me so proud and I cry. I cry every time she’s on the skating rink…everything she does I cry at. She has definitely proved all of the doctors wrong – she has defied all odds, she has overcome all obstacles.”
Although, along with every victory Kenadie makes, Brianne knows she will have to face one of the toughest things which could ever happen to a parent, she said “most parents don’t have to imagine their kid living past whatever age. But it’s a reality for us that I will probably lose her.”