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Supporting Mckenzie King

Posted by Jennifer Ortega | July 18, 2012 / 04:50pm | Local News
FULTON, Miss. (WCBI)- McKenzie King's story has the touched the hearts of people around the world. 14 thousand people are following her progress on Facebook. "McKenzie is like one of the best people that you will ever meet, she's very out going, she's very fun to be around, she has a great voice and her personality just shines," says one of her good friends Shelby Prestage.

18 year old Mckenzie King suffered from severe headaches throughout her childhood. She recently underwent surgery to remove the benign cyst on her brain. After the procedure Mckenzie suffered from seizures. She was put into a medically induced coma almost a month ago. "She said right before she went into the hospital to have surgery she said God's got this, ya no and I think though this her testimony has grown tremendously for him even though maybe, she may not be doing anything at all but he's shining through her," added Prestage. The King family has received tons of support from the community, with thousands of followers on Mckenzie's facebook page and donations from all over the nation.

Her family and friends hope she will make a full recovery very soon. "It's been tough, were a close knit family, were also a close knit community but... They're showing an appreciation of the fact that you know this young lady is a part of their community, she's part of their life and the response has just been overwhelming," said Mckenzie's Uncle Bobby Jarrell. Relatives and friends continue to push forward raising money by selling t-shirts and bracelets dedicated to Mckenzie.

 On Tuesday, she surprised her family and doctors by speaking. "Her mom had asked her if she wanted some chapstick on, and in full voice she said, ' No '. You know that is obviously like a miracle right there, because they were saying that she was not going to speak," added Prestage. "Words cannot express how grateful we are to this community and not only this community but it expands outside, we've had response from all over the United States, even foreign countries," added Jarrell. If you would like to follow Mckenzie's story as well as donate, you can find "Mckenzie King's Update" page on facebook.
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