Newsday staff reporter Candice Ferrette, left, and Newsday staff photographer...

Newsday staff reporter Candice Ferrette, left, and Newsday staff photographer and videographer Alejandra Villa. Credit: Newsday

To chronicle Marisa’s struggle, reporter Candice Ferrette and photographer Alejandra Villa followed the Carney family for four months. Ferrette and Villa spent days and nights inside the Carneys’ Bayport home, visited Marisa’s school and accompanied the family to Chicago for medical tests.