Cape Breton's parents would like to raise awareness of a disease that killed the daughter

Cape Breton's parents would like to raise awareness of a disease that killed the daughter

Atlantic CTV

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:20 PM ADT

Last Updated Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:29 AM ADT

Parents are warned of another mother and father who suffered an incredible loss.

Just weeks from her fourth birthday, their daughter died suddenly from meningococcal septicemia.

They are now looking to raise awareness of the disease and initiate movement that encourages people to “promote it”.

The living room in which Jaycee Tracey was playing contains pictures of a bright little girl and the color pink.

“She was the best little girl,” said her mother Allison Kendall. “The best friend a mum could look for was.”

At nearly four years of age, Jaycee and her two-year-old sister Jaya were healthy active children.

But that suddenly changed just a few weeks ago. Within a few short hours, Jaycee was very ill. Kendall asked her mother, who had been a doctor in the community for more than 30 years, and told her that Jaycee needed medical attention immediately.

“It was so fast,” said Kendall. “She went from regular flu symptoms very sick in hours. It was the worst thing ever. ”

The loss of the family not only loses its heart, but a whole community is sharing their pain.

The liners at the front stretched around the block and a make-up memorial was erected on the front lawn of the family.

“She had everything,” said her father Carter Tracey. “She and her sister Jaya had nothing to do for them.” T

As the family continues to worry, they are also left behind. Warn other parents to vaccinate their children early and often to fight a disease that Jaycee took so quickly.

“It's frightening,” said Kendall. “It's like a wild fire. It's fast. The second is the normal skin and then 10 minutes later there are three more and it comes, and it comes quickly, and it becomes hard. And I don't want that to anyone else ever. ”

The family and friends will meet at the ball park on Saturday at 1 p.m. All about “Jay It Forward.”

“She was a wonderful little girl, and I really loved the Jay It Forward movement to do this because she made this world a little more awesome every day,” said Kendall. “People want to do that, she would be so proud. She loved that. ”

While they say nothing will replace the loss of light in their lives, they can not only keep track of Jaycee's light through the deeds of others.

The family wants to raise awareness of the rare disease that took their daughter's life. It is not the normal type of meningitis that is called meningococcal septicemia, they also say that it is rare, it works quickly and is extremely deadly.

With files from Kyle Moore, Atlantic CTV.

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