Ashleigh Ryann Gwin, 5 year old daughter of Howard and Michelle, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Duke University Hospital from complications of Krabbe Leukodystrophy.
Besides her parents, Ashleigh is survived by her big sister Mackenzie, her maternal grandparents Helen and Walt Mathis, her paternal grandparents Bill and Sharon Bain, her paternal great-grandparents Charlotte and Ernest Snow, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who miss and love her very much.
Ashleigh was born on November 15, 2002, in Woodbury, New Jersey, and was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy on June 13, 2003. Ashleigh and her family came to Duke where she received treatment on August 27, 2003. Ashleigh is a true hero to us all as she fought this disease for 5 years. She will be missed by many but will remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral services will be held 5:30 pm Monday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Chapel., Durham, NC. Dr. Lloyd V. Braswell will preside. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Monday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Ashleigh Ryann Gwin to the Pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program Research Fund, Box 3350 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710 or The Hunter’s Hope Foundation Family Support Program, PO Box 643, Orchard Park, NY 14127
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