The Morning Press Herrera Beutler Ridgefield remembers teen Mielke

first_img Temperatures are poised to heat up in the Vancouver area this week. Check the forecast here.This week’s top stories and news you may have missed:Herrera Beutler tells her daughter’s story on ‘Today’U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler relived the moment her unborn daughter was diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome during an interview Friday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. She also said her daughter, now about 7 weeks old, is starting to act more and more like a typical baby.“She is doing amazing,” Herrera Beutler said during the interview from a studio near the California hospital where her child is receiving treatment. In the last couple of days, she added, “we’ve gotten to the point where we’re holding her. She’s playing. She will scream when her diaper’s dirty. She is like any other baby. She has a few challenges; but man, she’s determined.”Herrera Beutler’s first child, Abigail Rose Beutler, was born prematurely in July without functioning kidneys. The type of Potter’s Syndrome she was diagnosed with was previously considered fatal because the baby is typically born without fully developed lungs. Herrera Beutler, however, underwent an experimental treatment — saline injections in her uterus — that allowed the baby’s lungs to develop.Herrera Beutler was joined by her husband, Daniel Beutler, during the three-minute exclusive. Read the full story here.‘The light of Tanner will forever fill our lives’Tanner Trosko was funny, sincere and honest. He was a hard worker, compassionate. He was someone people could confide in. He would have been a great leader someday.Tanner Trosko was killed in a car wreck Wednesday evening in Ridgefield. He was 17 years old.As the sun set in the horizon Saturday evening, hundreds of people gathered together near the entrance of Ridgefield High School, where Tanner had just begun his senior year. As the sky grew darker, friends, family members, classmates and community members held each other close. The “Today” show’s Savannah Guthrie interviews U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and her husband, Daniel Beutler, on Friday about their newborn daughter, Abigail.last_img

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