Lively 2-Year-Old Dies Days After Getting Sick. Now Parents Are Alerting Others About The Disease That Killed Her Lively 2-Year-Old Dies Days After Getting Sick. Now Parents Are Alerting Others About The Disease That Killed Her
The story of Kenley Ratliff is a short, sad story. Tragically, Kenley’s life ended when she was just two-years-old. Like many children her age,... Lively 2-Year-Old Dies Days After Getting Sick. Now Parents Are Alerting Others About The Disease That Killed Her

The story of Kenley Ratliff is a short, sad story. Tragically, Kenley’s life ended when she was just two-years-old. Like many children her age, Kenley loved to go to the park and play in the grass. When Kenley started to run a fever, her parents took her to the emergency room two separate times, but the fever only got worse.

child with fever
Image Credit: Kenley’s Medical Fund / GoFundMe

The doctors all assumed that Kenley just had strep throat. It wasn’t strep throat and her condition actually got worse. Her fever spiked, and then Kenley’s hands swelled. Finally, a purple rash covered her small body.

child with fever
Image Credit: Kenley’s Medical Fund / GoFundMe

Once again Kenley was taken to the hospital, and this time the doctors were able to diagnose her with Rocky Mountain Fever which is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. Kenley was intubated, put on a ventilator, and given antibiotics.

child with fever

Image Credit: Kenley’s Medical Fund / GoFundMe

Sadly, it was too late, the illness had spread to Kenley’s brain. The family started a GoFundMe page to help with her medical expenses. When Kenley had no more brain activity, the family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support.

child with fever
Image Credit: Kenley’s Medical Fund / GoFundMe

Please be sure to check your children for ticks after they play outside. The sooner you find and remove the tick, the better.

Henry Okafor

  • Tyri

    2017-06-25 #1 Author

    Oh wow this is sad !!

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  • Kendall

    2017-06-25 #2 Author

    Omg poor baby 😞 RIP beautiful 🎀

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  • Diamond

    2017-06-25 #3 Author

    This is interesting

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  • Sheila Troy

    2017-06-25 #4 Author

    May God be with you and your family may God be with you always To God be the Glory May she RIP in Paradise….sorry for the loss 🙁

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  • Destini

    2017-06-25 #5 Author

    Omg im sorry to hear that. Thank you so much for sharing by her stories to alert other moms .

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  • Latasha

    2017-06-25 #6 Author

    Oh wow this is a very sad story.I know how it feels to lose a child because I lost my daughter Lord bless their hearts.

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  • Usman Jamilu Yasin

    2017-06-27 #7 Author

    Sad story, Rest in Peace cute baby, may the lord bless the family with another adorable baby.

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