TODDLER DIES: Toddler Dies After Accident

Three months after a tragic accident in her home, a Des Moines toddler has died.

Three year old Aleena Coe had been in a coma since she accidentally pulled a TV down on herself back in August.

At times, she seemed to be improving. Then a few days ago, Aleena took a turn for the worse and passed away Thursday.  “Very peaceful.” Her mother, Sarah Kuyrkendall said fighting back tears, “And me and dad held each one of her hands and we told her that it was ok to go.  And the nurse sat there with us crying and she went.  That was it.  She just stopped breathing.”

Aleena’s visitation will be held Friday at Hamilton’s Funeral Home on Lyon Street in Des Moines.  A fundraiser to help the family pay for medical costs will be held at Maingate Bar and Grill on East Grand Avenue. That begins at 1:00 Sunday afternoon.

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