Katie Renfroe home after surgery (SLIDESHOW)

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Dan Renfroe holds his daughter Katie Wednesday at their home in Paxton. The Renfroe family returned Tuesday from Hollywood, Fla., where doctors removed a 1-pound mass from her left cheek.

DEVON RAVINE | Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM.

PAXTON — Less than a week after having a one-pound mass removed from her left cheek, Katie Renfroe was back home, recovering in a crib in the family’s living room.

View a slideshow of her return.

Her family expected 4-year-old Katie to be hospitalized in Hollywood in South Florida for at least two weeks following the 10-hour procedure Thursday.

“I told you God takes care of us, he takes care of her,” said her mom, Angie Renfroe, as she stood next to Katie’s crib.

The little girl watched her mom and smiled when Angie swooped in to kiss the top of her head.

“That’s a beautiful smile, it is,” Angie said, swooping down again and again to Katie’s delight.

Katie was diagnosed with megalencephaly before she was born, and doctors warned her parents of the potential severity of her condition.

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