Leah suffered from a sudden and severe lung infection
Leah, who had been considered the healthier of the two, passed away seven months before Jamie after experiencing sudden lung decline due to an infection. “Neither of them allowed their disease to define them. They were intelligent, strong, beautiful and powerful women. I am honored to have had them in my life, as well as Shelby who will go on to represent herself and our entire family proudly,” said Robin Branum, the girls’ aunt.