The Parents Were Terrified When The Day Arrived
The parents brought their strong, brave daughters to the hospital one week before the day of the surgery. The girls needed time to settle into the hospital environment, become comfortable, and meet their medical team. While Kendra and Maliyah adjusted to this transition with the grace of little angels, their parents remained plagued by worry, fear, and doubt. In interviews, the parents mentioned this was a period of never-ending anxiety for them. The surgery loomed ahead. It was a risky but necessary procedure that was completely out of their hands. All they could do was put their trust in the medical team and the strength of their daughters. Erin and Jake clung to each other for support and knew that, despite all their fears, it was their duty as parents to give their daughters the best chance at living the highest quality lives possible.