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Wichita girl dies, days after ending 457-day hospital stay


February 14, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A girl who was the first at a Kansas City hospital to walk while on an invasive form of life support has died, less than two weeks after returning to her Wichita home.

The mother of Zei ("Zay") Uwadia said her daughter died Tuesday after returning home on Jan. 31. She had recently returned to Wichita after a 457-day stay at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, The Kansas City Star reported .

"On behalf of the countless doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Zei and were inspired daily by her fighting spirit, all of us at Children's Mercy were heartbrok...

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