Meet Kathryn Lankau.
She's a beautiful nine-year-old girl in an abnormal situation. Four years ago, Kathryn's father, Russell, fell ill with flu-like symptoms. For nearly a week, he suffered through vomiting, chills and pain before it became too much to handle.
At 4 a.m. on November 11, 2012, Kathryn's older sister rushed Russell to the hospital for emergency attention. A short time later, his heart stopped. For 45 minutes, the hospital frantically attempted to resuscitate him without success.
Russell passed away due to septic shock. He was 40 years old.