Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — 7 months ago, Bryan Gordon knew that his daughter Lexi was dying from Tay-Sachs disease. "We pray for a miracle every day, but we've pretty much come to the realization that it is what it is and all we can do is raise awareness and possibly help future babies that are diagnosed."
2 year old Lexi Gordon passed away Sunday night, ending her battle with the incurable disease.
Despite her short life, Lexi made an impact on many, bringing worldwide attention to Tay-Sachs.
During her memorial Thursday morning, mourners spoke of happy times they shared with Lexi, and also the legacy she leaves behind. Lexi's mom Tracy vows to keep helping to find a cure so other families don't have to suffer as the Gordons have; saying,
"Her voice is still going to be heard everywhere around the world like it has been. She may have left, her spirit's still here." Her cousin echoed that promise, saying "even though she's lost, they're not going to give up. They're still helping the research. Cause they've had so many fundraisers, so they're still trying to help find a cure."
While friends and family are heartbroken at their loss, at Thursday's service they tried to focus on the positive rather than the negative, reflecting that, "she's finally in a happy place. She's able to move, have fun, talk. She's not just locked up in her house any more. She's running through meadows with god."
With tears in her eyes, Tracy Morgan expressed how she was feeling, "I feel like God gave us an angel and we were lucky to have her, even if it was for a short period of time."
For more information on Lexi and her battle with Tay-Sachs, visit her website, LexiForLife.com