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21-month old Mackenzy Woolfsmith. Photo supplied by parents.
Parents of Mackenzy Woolfsmith, the 21-month old girl who was taken off life support Friday evening after being critically injured in a S.E. Calgary day home, have asked for privacy to grieve.
“We recognize that everyone wants answers, and so do we, but please allow the investigative process to be completed before jumping to conclusions about the circumstances around the accident,” Jen and Dan Woolfsmith said in a statement released by the Calgary Police Service.
Emergency crews found Mackenzy in distress at the Elgin Heath day home, where she reportedly fell down stairs, just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. She was found unconscious and not breathing, and was rushed to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Mackenzy’s parents donated her organs and called on others to consider organ donation.
“We are so proud of our little girl; with her generous donation, four babies now have chances at amazing lives. She brought so much happiness to so many people during her short time with us, she loved to share and this was her biggest gift. Please consider being an organ donor, it really does save lives,” they said in the statement.
A trust has been set up in memory of Mackenzy and donations can be made through any RBC branch in Canada.
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