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Two-month-old baby girl becomes the latest victim in the Kentucky tornado tragedy after suffering a stroke caused by brain swelling

A KENTUCKY family has lost their two-month-old daughter to the injuries she sustained in what Governor Andy Beshear called the “most severe tornado event” in the state’s history.

Jackie and Doug Koon are taking shelter in the bathroom when tornado to the ground, ripping apart the house and tearing the couple from their three children, including their young daughter Oaklynn.

Two-month-old Oaklynn struggles with injuries

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Two-month-old Oaklynn struggles with injuries
Doug and Jackie Koon and their three children were "ripping off" from a bathroom by a tornado

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Doug and Jackie Koon and their three children were “ripped” out of the bathroom by a tornado

The Dawson Springs family told Leader of the Lexington Herald they strapped Oaklynn to her car seat before taking shelter at Jackie’s mother’s house, hoping to keep the baby safe.

When tornado hit the house, the family is said to “suck” the bathroom, and fly as far as the neighbor’s yard.

Although baby Oaklynn was found alive after the tornado dissipated, he still suffered severe bruising and internal injuries.

However, when she was first taken to the hospital, her medical team did not see any life-threatening problems.

“Her heart rate and blood pressure were fine, her CT scan was fine, and her X-ray was fine,” Douglas Koon said. local ABC branch.

“Then she woke up and made grunting noises and something was wrong with her, so my wife took her back.”

Her family posted to Facebook an update late Sunday, after Oaklynn was hospitalized following a “stroke” and seizures.

Jackie, Oaklynn’s mother, wrote: “Her head swelling was really bad. She was inactive.”

Then, on Monday, the family confirmed that Oaklynn had passed away.

“God, this just doesn’t seem real,” Jackie wrote.

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Oaklynn has two brothers, Bentley, 11, and Dallas, 4, who were also injured in the storm.

Dallas was hospitalized but was later discharged.

Kentucky officials declare devastation caused by repeated weather events as “some of the worst tornado damage we’ve seen in a long time.”

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said, “This could be Severe outbreak of tornado in our state’s history. “

“We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians and will likely reach 70 to 100,” Beshear continued.

The rise of the spiral that happened in Kentucky leaving 100 dead and 60,000 without electricity or without electricity.

Following the devastation of the tornado on Saturday, December 11, several fundraisers have been established for anyone who wants to help with donations towards the victims of the disaster.

Facebook and Western Kentucky Red Cross have teamed up to launch an online initiative for people who want to help those affected by the damage.

On their Facebook fundraiser, the Red Cross said, “The news of the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky makes us all want to do something to help.”

They continued: “Giving money here to the American Red Cross will have an impact on disaster relief efforts in Western Kentucky.”

The Red Cross has a donations $500k target.

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Huynh Nguyen

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