A newborn baby is fighting for her life after a tragic accident has taken place. McKenna Hovenga, who is just 7-weeks old, was hit in the head with a softball while at a ball game.
Although it was a complete accident, it has left McKenna with serious injuries. She suffered a skull fracture, brain bleeds, and seizures. Her family has set up a page to raise funds for her medical expenses.
“Currently McKenna is still heavily sedated and is still on the vent,” Heise wrote on the page Sunday. “We've had a few issues here and there that have popped up, so the doctors are continually tweaking her meds. Thankfully we have had no seizure activity since yesterday morning and she is stable but critical.”
The parents aren't placing the blame on the batter who hit the ball. Apparently, McKenna's father was helping situate the newborn for a feeding session with her mother while his back was turned towards the field. A ball from another field was sent flying and struck the newborn as she fed.
“Another pair of teams were playing and Lee was helping Kassy get situated with a blanket over her, so Kassy could breastfeed,” Heise wrote. “Lee had his back to the field and never saw the ball coming. The ball came over the fence -- and either hit McKenna first or hit Kassy first. We're really not sure as it happened so fast and Kassy was looking down at McKenna as she was feeding. Neither of them saw the ball as it came over the fence.”
Please join us in praying for McKenna's complete recovery. We also pray for strength and comfort for her parents during this difficult time. In other recent news, there has just been sad news shared about Barron Trump, prayers are needed.