Gieselmanns lose second daughter to Batten disease

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 10, 2019 12:36 PM CT | Published: May 08, 2019 3:38 PM CT
<p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><strong><span style="color: #53575a;">Dana Gieselmann cuddling up with her daughter Elle during an infusion treatment session for Batten disease at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital on the day after Christmas. Elle </span>passed away May 4 of Batten disease, the same rare disease that claimed the life of her older sister, Milla, in November 2016.<span style="color: #53575a;"> </span></strong><span style="color: #53575a;">(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)<o:p></o:p></span>

Dana Gieselmann cuddling up with her daughter Elle during an infusion treatment session for Batten disease at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital on the day after Christmas. Elle passed away May 4 of Batten disease, the same rare disease that claimed the life of her older sister, Milla, in November 2016. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Milla's House is named for a Memphis girl who died of Batten disease in 2016 at age 6. Her sister just died from the same disease, starting a new grieving process for their parents and family. 

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Christin Yates

Christin Yates is a native Memphian who has worked in PR and copywriting since 2007. She earned her B.S. in public relations and M.S. in mass communications from Murray State University.


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