After a lifelong fight with an uncommon genetic disorder, the teenage daughter of Robert Horry died last Tuesday.
Ashlyn Horry, 17 years old, experienced from 1p36 deletion syndrome, an affliction that develops when portion of the first genetic material is missing. Only some was informed the status before Ashlyn was diagnosed. It did not have a formal name until a few years ago.
Horry informed the Los Angeles Times, “My little girl was the light of my life and my family’s. It’s been tough, but we were blessed to have her for the time we did.”
During the career of Horry he won seven NBA championships with the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs. He made the nickname “Big Shot Rob” because of his clutch shooting late in playoff games.
His beloved daughter lived 17 years with her disorder, continuing surgeries and some other close calls. A 2003 L.A. Times articles thorough how she exhausted the first six months of her life in the hospital, had a tracheotomy for three years, got in most food through a tube and slept with an IV close to her bed.
Horry said that he from time to time cannot assist although experience awful for his daughter, similar to when her cousins would come over and pursue butterflies while she sat and observed, not capable to unite in play.
She said, “She’s happy all the time. She doesn’t know any different. That’s great, and it’s a peace for me. This is all she knows. She’s happy, and I want to keep it that way.”