When Kimber and Brett Emmons of Broadus flew to Russia in November to meet the two children they were going to adopt, there was an instant connection.
Eight-year-old Kenna Emmons died Friday slightly more than a year after she underwent a bone-marrow transplant to battle a rare medical condition.
An unsuccessful bone marrow transplant left 8-year-old Kenna Emmons’ skin destroyed by a painful rash.
Kenna Emmons, 8, is joined in her hospital room in Cincinnati by her 16-year-old brother Chi.
Eight-year-old Kenna Emmons is surrounded by her family, brother Cale, 4, father, Brett, mother, Kimber, and 16-year-old brother Chi. Thanks to the generosity of friends and family, and a few strangers, the Broadus family was able to reunite in Cincinnati, where Kenna is fighting a long batt…
Kenna Emmons, 8, is joined by her nurses in her hospital room in Cincinnati.
Because Keena Emmons can't be home for Christmas this year, her family is taking Christmas to her. Born with combined immune deficiency syndrome, an illness that leaves Emmons unprotected from germs, the 8-year-old girl has spent much of the past two years at the Cincinnati Children's Hospit…
Kenna Emmons, 8, of Broadus shares a few minutes with her father, Brett, while at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Kenna died Friday after undergoing a bone-marrow transplant a little more than a year ago to battle a rare medical condition.Emmons family
Kenna Emmons can't come home for Christmas.
A benefit dance and auction will help Kenna Emmons and her family pay medical expenses associated with her bone marrow transplant.
Kenna Emmons, shown with her stuffed animal Moo, recently received a bone-marrow transplant.
The battle is just beginning for a Broadus girl who finally received a bone-marrow transplant after years of looking for a genetic match.