It was almost a week ago that 8-year-old Kaitlyn Mills died of the H1N1 virus.
Her parents said Tuesday she ran a fever over the previous weekend but seemed better Sunday. The virus hit hard again Tuesday night and she was gone by 9 pm Wednesday.
Even after suddenly losing their "Ladybug," as her parents called Kaitlyn, they are at peace with the fact she is gone. They said her strong relationship with God, even at 8 years old, reassures them Kaitlyn is in heaven.
"We prayed for strength," said her mother, Kristian Brown. "We prayed for understanding. We prayed to fight, to get past this, to get stronger. We prayed. She told him she loved him."
Brown and her husband, Jimarse, feel like her death could have been prevented, and urge other parents to take precautions to protect their children.
"Keep their health up to date," said Kristian. "Keep their shots up to date. Do whatever you can to prevent it, as much as possible."
"Just because they say they feel better and they look better, still monitor them," Jimarse Brown said. "But this was definitely in God's plan."
Mills' funeral will be held Wednesday, January 15th at New Zion Baptist Church in Bossier City. The services will begin at 11:30am.
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