Lacey Horwitch Succumbs To Rare Disease At 10
The young Northbrook resident died in her parent's arms on Tuesday morning.
Lacey Horwitch, 10, died early Tuesday morning after a bout with hemophagocytic lymphohistocytis and thyroid hormone resistance, the Northbrook Star reports.
Lacey was diagnosed with the rare disease in August 2011. HLH caused Lacey's immune system to attack her own organs and the cells that produce blood in her bone marrow.