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Rest in Peace Lirie van der Merwe

I have just heard the devastating news about Baby Lirie’s passing due to pneumonia-induced sepsis. Lirie joined AOM when she was 10 months old, with paraplegia from the chest-line down, respiratory inability, multi-lobar lung collapse, osteopenia, and epilepsy.

Lirie was born at 32 weeks. After 4 weeks in the NICU she suffered a neck injury that led to paraplegia from the chest-line down. Due to this, her diaphragm was paralyzed and she was unable to breathe on her own. She also suffered from a femur break due to her bones being so brittle.

To Lirie`s parents and family:
Our deepest condolences go out to the entire family, I can only imagine the immense pain and sorrow they must be feeling. It is our prayer that God will comfort the family during this sad time. May God richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation.

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