“Apparently, an underlying Strep infection overwhelmed her immune system with little or no warning, and catastrophic results," the Schalck family said in a written statement Friday. “We wouldn't wish this nightmare on anyone and maybe this report might help prevent a similar outcome for someone else.
“Lilliana would surely help if she could, and this is just an extension of that spirit."
Lilliana’s family said they remained “in shock” over the girl’s sudden death.
"We are forever heartbroken and appreciate the respect we have been given so far, and ask that to continue as we focus on her life and legacy, as well as our life without her — however unwelcome it is," family members said in their statement.