19-year-old McKenna Phernetton is a HUGE Garth Brooks fan who drove about 3 hours with her family to see him Friday night. McKenna was born with a rare genetic disorder that leaves her constantly feeling hungry. “She can never feel full or satisfied when it comes to food. So basically, it’s just starving all the time,” explains her father Patrick, but that’s not where McKenna’s medical problems stop “On top of that, there’s a whole host of medical conditions that go with it. She’s developmentally delayed so she functions at about a first or second grade level.” her father continues. Before his show Friday, Garth invited McKenna and her family to his sound check, then did this!
“It’s as happy as we’ve seen her in months. She was just grinning from ear to ear. It didn’t matter to him that maybe she didn’t know all the words or couldn’t quite keep up,” says her father Patrick. He also said during the show, when Brooks did “The River” he stopped to ask “Where you at Mickey?”
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