Skip to content
June 19, 2019

Chargers’ Brandon Mebane’s daughter dies at 7 weeks due to defective heart condition

January 10, 2019
Brandon Mebane said he still plans to play Sunday against the Patriots. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane announced Wednesday that his daughter died late last week after just seven weeks.

Makenna was born premature with trisomy 13, a chromosomal condition often linked to severe intellectual disability, heart defects, brain and spinal cord abnormalities and cleft palates, according to the National Institute of Health.


“She wasn’t getting better so we had to make a decision,” Mebane said in a statement through the team. “She kept having bleeds from the stomach, and then when they tried to feed her, it wasn’t good for her liver.”

Mebane, a defensive co-captain, skipped Sunday’s wild card win over the Baltimore Ravens, but said he still plans to play in Sunday’s match-up against the New England Patriots.

He had previously missed four games during the regular season after Makenna was born.

“No matter where I am, I still think about her,” he said. “I’m just happy I’m still able to play this game, so (I’m doing) pretty good.”

Facebook Comments
Download Nulled WordPress Themes
Premium WordPress Themes Download
Download Best WordPress Themes Free Download
Download WordPress Themes Free
free online course