• Kacie McKinney with her family (from left), husband, Jace, and sons Noah, Dylan and Derick. (Record Photo)

Kacie McKinney, youngest son, coping with Gardner Syndrome

It’s easy to take for granted the simple joy of eating a normal meal.

Kacie McKinney has gained a new appreciation for being able to share a meal with her family after completing the first of two surgical procedures she’s hopeful will allow her to eat without experiencing severe pain.

Kacie McKinney is coping with a reoccurrence of Gardner Syndrome which forced her to give up eating solid food because it would result in intense chest pain.

It’s a health battle that McKinney has dealt with most of her life. As a 15-year-old, McKinney’s colon was removed after becoming infested with polyps, which are a symptom of the syndrome.

Doctors were hopeful that would eliminate the problem - and it did until about 1-1/2 years ago when severe stomach pain returned. It was originally thought to be heartburn or indigestion but no treatment was effective in providing relief.

 

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