A young woman who brought smiles and admiration from everyone who met her recently lost her battle with complications from a severe birth defect.
Victoria Kssel from Atoona was born with brittle bone disease---a genetic disorder that made her bones break easily and also affected her heart and lungs.
When she was born, Victoria wasn't expected to live, but she overcame many medical crises. Victoria who was 23 when she died, never grew very big in stature, but her personality and spirit were boundless.
She graduated from high school and then from college where she earned a degree in web design. Victoria was raised by her grandparents who said she lit up every room she went into.