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My sister Whitney was everyone's best friend – whether she just met someone or had known them her whole life. She was so beautiful inside and out! Whitney wanted to be a model someday, and she was going to a modeling coach. She was involved in every activity from girl scouts to track, basketball, volleyball, speech and cheerleading. But her passion was modeling and fashion. The walls of her room were covered in pictures torn out from magazines of models, hairstyles, jewelry and prom dresses.
Jeff and I met when we were freshmen in college and were married in 2006. Jeff is a pharmacist and I am a teacher. We were thrilled to find out that we were having a baby and Abigail was born in June of 2009. My pregnancy was perfectly normal and although she arrived two weeks early, there was still no indication that something was wrong. She had some issues with jaundice at birth but with the help of the bilirubin blanket - a device used to treat jaundice - it seemed it was getting better. At six weeks of age, I took her to the pediatrician because she just seemed yellow still. Her liver numbers and bilirubin were incredibly high so they sent us to the hospital immediately.