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Evans remembered for ‘feisty but loving’ attitude

Litzy Reynoso & Jalaei Shaw, Contributing Reporters

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When tragedy knocks at the door, it’s an emotional moment, especially when it impacts the most vulnerable of us.

Junior Sahvannah Evans died in her sleep on Aug. 16 after a long bout with debilitating conditions. The 16-year-old fought cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture.

Evans will be deeply missed by her peers and teachers.

“It’s weird coming to class without seeing her anymore,” special education teacher Candice Tisdale said. “Unfortunately, she had a failure to thrive. She was quiet but she had a certain ‘cackle’ that would brighten up the room. She made you feel loved.”

Before turning one years old Evans had nine major surgeries, “to us she was strong.” her sister Devonna West said. “ She enjoyed playing patty cake,playing with her toys,listening to music and giving hugs.”

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