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Hudsonville family surprised with gifts after losing daughter

Posted at 8:55 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 08:56:11-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. -- It's been a rough year for the Geenen family of Hudsonville. Willow Geenen, 6, passed away back in August of 2018 of spinal muscular atrophy and is now singing and dancing in heaven.

Shopping for the holidays has become a struggle for her parents, Jonathan and Megan Geenen.

To get them in the holiday spirit, the FOX 17 morning crew teamed up to pay it forward.

Chef Jenna with Amore Trattoria Italiana worked with local business like Posh Petals for a free bouquet for the family and got a Willow tree donated in their daughter Willow's memory. She also surprised them with jewelry from Bauble Patch Jewelers made with their daughter's birthstone.

Thanks to i understand, Rick Vuyst, Perrin Brewing Company, Party World and Meijer. The morning crew also purchased some gifts for the family.