“You can get through anything that is set forth before you…if you would ask me that a year ago I might not have thought the same way,” said Cortney in an interview with KWWL News NBC . “I thought our world was coming to a halt and crashing down, I always kept thinking about what Brielle couldn’t do instead of what can she do.”
Cortney has accepted the hard truth that Brielle probably won’t go to college, get married and have an independent life of her own. Right now, it’s a matter of extending her life and making it as comfortable as humanly possible.
Many children have passed away in their sleep because of the rare disease and the seizures that it causes, along with other heart conditions. Raising funds and awareness will help avoid these tragedies in the future.
In the past year, Brielle has made significant progress. She can now hold her head up and stand on her own, which fills her parents with hope.
The Manning family are raising money and awareness at a benefit. If you would like to get involved, click here.
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