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Severe asthma attack claims life of 10-year-old KCMO girl

Posted at 9:34 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 23:22:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ennancent Weathers's vibrant smile is the one thing her aunt and mother miss most. 

"She just had so much potential, she could have done anything she wanted to do," Theresa Wyatt, Weathers's Aunt said. 

Last Friday, Ennancent went to a sleepover to celebrate her 10th birthday.

The next morning the young girl suffered a severe asthma attack.

"She was having difficulty breathing and so mom [Ennancent's mother] told her to go ahead and take some breathing treatments, she did and after she was still having difficulty breathing," Wyatt said. 

When her mother, Lakesha Weathers, showed up Ennancent collapsed.

Paramedics were called but couldn't revive her.

The fourth-grader at the Brookside Charter School was diagnosed with asthma three years ago.

She used her inhaler almost daily and nebulizer during severe cases. 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asthma impacts more than 25 million people in our country. Seven million are under the age of 18. 

A recent analysis done by the Cleveland Clinic found death rates associated with asthma have dropped across all age groups. 

However, Ennancent's family doesn't want others to be caught off guard.  

"It needs to be taken care of when you see that problem when you see a child having a problem with that don't take it lightly — seek help," Wyatt said. 

Services for Ennancent are set for Nov. 18 at Jamison Memorial Temple located at 3115 Linwood Blvd. in Kansas City.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., service begins at 11 a.m.

A GoFundMe campaign has been established for funeral expenses.