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Kayleigh's battle is over

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Kayleigh Gurzynski visits WIFC Radio.
Kayleigh Gurzynski visits WIFC Radio.

WAUSAU, WI  (WSAU)  -  The little girl from Wausau battling an incurable heart condition has died. Kayleigh Gurzynski from Rib Mountain died early Tuesday morning in Milwaukee.

Kayleigh had a rare heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and also Turner’s Syndrome. Much of her life was spent in and out of hospitals. Milwaukee Children’s Hospital says Kayleigh had lived longer with these conditions than any of their other patients with the same diagnosis.

You may remember Kayleigh Gurzynski as the girl who wanted to meet singing star Lady Gaga, and did this past February in Chicago, even as Gaga had to cancel the show due to her own medical issues. The family had contacted WIFC Radio to see if it was possible, and Brand Manager Tony Waitekus was able to reach the right people to bring the two together.

Kayleigh Gurzynski turned 6-years-old on Memorial Day. She passed away at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday.

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