NEW YORK, NY (CBSNewYork) – There is some sad news to report this weekend. Newly acquired catcher for the New York Mets, Landon Powell has lost one of his twin five-month old daughters.
The family announced on Facebook, that their daughter Izzy Powell died from Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. The disease allows white blood cells to build up in an organ and destroy other cells.
According the family, her liver had become so enlarged it caused her ribs to break.
Izzy’s twin sister Ellie is alive and well. The family also has and older son named Holden.
“Izzy went to be with her creator yesterday evening. She fought until the end and squeezed my hand tight until she left. My heart is broken, but I am blessed to know She is healthy and whole in heaven. I like to think she is twirling around and singing. The bible says “children are a heritage from The Lord…like arrows in the hands of a warrior. Izzy was our warrior princess, our arrow in a spiritual battle here on earth. Her life served a great purpose in her short 5 months on this earth,” the family wrote on their Facebook page.
Powell was drafted in the first round by the Oakland A’s in 2004 and spent the last three seasons in the majors with the A’s. In the offseason, Powell signed a minor league contract with the Mets.
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