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13 January, 2019, 22:09
Brandon Mebane, a defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers announced on Wednesday that his 7-week-old daughter Makenna died on Thursday, January 3rd after battling a defective heart condition, according to ESPN.
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Mebane's daughter was born on November 12th but she didn't have a heart valve, which needed surgery.
"We're playing the Chargers, we're not playing the weather", Belichick said. She was initially doing fine, he said, but doctors found she also had Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NES), which affects the intestines of premature infants. "It's still painful. I thank God every day and still pray".
Mebane, his wife Amena and their two children Mahailey and Makai stayed in Omaha, Nebraska, receiving medical assistance after the birth of Makenna. The Patriots allowed 4.9 rushing yards per play during the regular season, tied for third worst in the National Football League, which helps the case for Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler.