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Family of infant hit by softball 'deeply moved' by support, taking things 'hour by hour'

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The family of a baby who suffered injuries after being hit by a softball said Monday that “we are uncertain what the outcome of this will be.”

Posted: May 14, 2018 2:35 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The family of a baby who suffered injuries after being hit by a softball said Monday that “we are uncertain what the outcome of this will be.”

Kassy and Lee Hovenga released a statement Monday amid an outpouring of support after McKenna Hovenga, 8 weeks old, was hit by a softball while in her mother’s arms during a game May 2 in Shell Rock.
“The kindness and love shown to our family this past week is greatly appreciated as we continue to hope and pray for healing for McKenna. We are so thankful and deeply moved by the generous support and the uplifting messages that we are receiving from friends, family and those we do not know, but now consider our friends,” the family said. “At this time, we are uncertain what the outcome of this will be. We have to take everything that is happening hour by hour. Her status is constantly changing. Our little McKenna is a fighter, and we are hopeful she will continue to fight to overcome this. We look forward to sharing her smiling face as soon as she will give it to us!”
The family’s journey at Mayo Clinic has been chronicled on the Facebook page “Healing for McKenna.” The page has more than 183,000 followers.
“Thank you, again, for the outpouring of support and prayers that have carried us through this past week. We will continue to update the blog and Facebook account with periodic updates,” the family said.
A fundraising page for the family can be found here

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