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Upstate soldiers' newborn daughter battling rare heart defect

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Kennedy Hoffhaus (Source: GoFundMe) Kennedy Hoffhaus (Source: GoFundMe)
Jeff and Cecilia Hoffhaus with big sister Ryann (Source: Friends) Jeff and Cecilia Hoffhaus with big sister Ryann (Source: Friends)
BOILING SPRINGS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A newborn Boiling Springs baby is fighting for her life after a heartbreaking diagnosis.

Baby Kennedy Hoffhaus was diagnosed at only a few days old with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a disorder causing many of the structures in a baby's heart to be underdeveloped. According to a GoFundMe account set up for her treatment, the diagnosis will require Kennedy to undergo three open heart surgeries--the first of which will be conducted soon.

Both of Kennedy's parents, Jeff and Cecilia Hoffhaus, are soldiers, according to a Company First Sergeant with the South Carolina National Guard in Fountain Inn. The sergeant said the couple and Kennedy and currently in Charleston awaiting her first heart surgery.

The couple's friends established the GoFundMe account to help pay for Kennedy's medical expenses. Click here to contribute.

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