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Molly's Kids: Morganton's Izabelle Edmonson shows her mother how to #KeepPounding


Jessica Owens wrote me about her daughter while watching the NFC Champtionship. Which I find amazing because I could do nothing last Sunday during the game except jump on my couch – for real – and scream at the TV.

But Jessica had a reason to write during the Carolina Panthers game. Read on.

Her daughter, 11-year-old Izabelle Edmonson is in the 6th grade at Table Rock Middle School in Burke County. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last year. 

We’ve talked about multiple #MollysKids with Crohn’s. It’s  tough. It's an autoimmune disease that attacks the entire GI system. There are medications to help control but currently no cure.

Izabelle goes to Levine Children's Hospital every six to eight weeks for something called Remicade infusions, because the other medicines she was on stopped working.

“Our daughter has taught us that giving up is not an option,” Jessica wrote. “I guess that’s why I’m writing while watching the Panthers. She’s our personal example of #KeepPounding.”

See? Makes sense.

Izabelle currently plays softball and basketball. She's in the middle school band and active in her church’s youth group.

“She has stayed as busy as she could while feeling pretty rough on many days,” Jessica said. “She proves she can overcome. As her mom I couldn’t be more proud.”

Jessica has four kids.

“Izabelle has two older sisters and one older brother,” she said. “She’s the youngest. But she’s also my most hard-headed. I believe she was made that way so she can fight this disease.”

Every time you drive to Levine’s, Izabelle, you drive right by Bank of America Stadium.

Take that as inspiration to CONTINUE to #KeepPounding.

And thank you, Jessica, for sharing your daughter's story.


**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**

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