May 15, 2004, was a glorious day for the Aurich family as Emersyn Ray Aurich was born. From the moment she was born everyone knew she was special. It wasn’t until she was 18 months old that Emersyn was diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body. Emersyn was an absolute ray of light from the moment she entered this world always bringing smiles to everyone’s faces and reminding those who got to meet her of the glory of God.
Emersyn’s life was not easy as she faced over 20 surgeries in her 16 years of life. She had surgery to repair her club foot, fusion of her neck vertebrae, repair of her enlarged aortic arch at 4 years old, brain aneurysm repair at 11 years old, fusion the vertebra in her spine at 14, and many more. All of these surgeries allowed for Emersyn to lead as normal of a life as possible with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
Emersyn was going to be a junior at Lutheran High School in Parker this fall. While attending Lutheran Emersyn participated in Choir and enjoyed performing. Emersyn adored going on road trips with her family, swimming in the ocean, and cherished being a cheerleader to her three older sisters at all their sporting events. Emersyn also loved spending her free time riding her bike, painting, drawing, spending time with her cousins, hanging out with her friends, and playing with her puppy Rori.
After two years of great health, on the early morning of July 7th Emersyn was rushed into the hospital with a dissecting Aorta. She was immediately operated on and began making another miraculous recovery. For an unknown reason on July 15th, Emersyn’s heart stopped beating. Thanks to the amazing work of doctors and nurses she was able to be brought back from this traumatic event, but the toll on her fragile body was too great. On the 25th of July at 9:21 pm, surrounded by her family, Emersyn passed away. She is finally now free of any pain and at peace in heaven.
She is survived by her parents Dana and Robert Aurich; sisters, Morgan, Payton, and Regan; grandmothers, Kathy Pence and Barb Aurich; grandfathers, Glenn Pence and Larry Aurich; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and lifelong friend Penelope Richards.
Emersyn lived and extraordinary life full of joy, laughter, and adventure. Despite experiencing great trials throughout her life, she never complained and persevered as the brightest light the world has ever seen. People say that God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and Emersyn Ray Aurich is one of God’s mightiest soldiers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Emersyn’s Memorial GoFundMe which will help build a memorial for Emersyn and pay for her burial at Seven Stones.