BROOKELYN DOLORES CORBIN
NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - DECEMBER 26, 2019
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above.
We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love.
for no heartache compares with the death of one small child,
who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them and so He takes but few,
to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind know will always be "Goodbye".
So when a child departs we who are left behind,
must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
This website is dedicated to celebrate Brookelyn 'Boogie' Dolores Corbin, A girl who was born healthy and developed bacterial meningitis at the young age of four months, one week away from her second meningitis vaccine, and her long journey to overcome it along with all of the complications it left her with and at the same time to raise awareness to the life threatening diseases that are bacterial meningitis, epilepsy, and SUDEP.
Brookelyn's brave battle against bacterial meningitis began on Saturday, March 28, 2009. She then spent the first year of her life fighting to survive at Loyola University Medical Center PICU fighting through many surgeries and other complications caused by the devastating illness.
Her struggles did not stop there, even after being deemed able to come home she continued to struggle daily. Because of the life threatening illness she was left unable to perform tasks we take for granted such as purposeful movement, the ability to walk, talk or even sit up. She was profoundly deaf, had cortical vision impairment, had multiple brain surgeries, was on tube feeds, along with one of the worst seizure disorders most have seen, plus many other numerous complications. Despite all of this, she always took everything with a smile and was always very happy and content.
Unfortunately on December 26, 2019 at the young age of 11, Brookelyn was taken from us too soon. She left all her earthly handicaps behind to join the many family and friends already waiting for her in heaven.
She wouldn't have made it through everything she had without all the help and love we have received from all of the countless family, friends, doctors, therapists, and organizations that have helped us and prayed for our family in our times of need.
Please read her story and learn how deadly bacterial meningitis can be. Brookelyn was just a week short of getting her second meningitis vaccination when she contracted it and although she had overcom bacterial meningitis many years ago she continued to struggle every day with all of the challanges it had caused for the rest of her life and in the end caused her to be taken from us much too soon.