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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/star/6917612.htmlMercy Beach, the youngest member of the Kemah family that in January received a new house from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, died Sunday following a seizure.
Mercy, whose second birthday would have been Wednesday, had been plagued by many health issues since birth. She suffered from brain damage and was blind, deaf and tube fed, said Chris Seay, the family's pastor. Yet, he added, “she was constantly being held and loved on.”
Melissa and Larry Beach, foster and adoptive parents to many children over the years, have a dozen other kids.
“When we first got Mercy, no one expected her to live very long,” Melissa Beach said. “We were truly blessed to be her parents.”
Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster. The burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway in Dickinson. Flowers are welcome at the funeral home or donations can be sent to Noah's Landing (the Beaches' nonprofit for special needs children) at 1013 Delesandri, Kemah, TX 77565.
The Extreme Makeover episode with the Beaches is scheduled to air 7 p.m. April 4 on ABC.
Kemah is very close to where I live. Very sad.