COSTA MESA, California – Los Angeles Defenders Brandon Mebane said his seven-year-old daughter Makenna died on Thursday
"I'm still grateful and thank God every day," Mebane said, "I still pray, day at a time. "
Makena was born on November 12 with trisomy 13. For her flawed heart condition, his daughter had a heart valve that required an operation
"It was still bleeding from the stomach and then trying to feed it, that was not good for her liver, "Mebane said, holding his tears.
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Mebane, his wife Amena and their two children Mahailey and Makai stayed in Omaha, Nebraska and received medical help after the birth of Makenny
The defensive lead missed this season four matches. families, while Makenna was treated for heart failure. Mebane said his wife and children are back in Los Angeles and plans to play against New England Patriots on Sunday. Last Sunday's victory over Baltimore Ravens missed his daughter's death.
Mebane, 33, is in the third season with chargers. Captain, has 40 matches, sack and forced fumble in 12 games