A Go Fund Me campaign is helping the family of a Comox Valley girl who is suffering from a brain infection called ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis), characterized by inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
Ten-year-old Anna Everson is being cared for at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
On March 15, after many days of flu-like symptoms, Mary Everson took her daughter to hospital. Since then, Anna has been in Vancouver.
On April 8, she was out of surgery and resting in her room in ICU.
“The healing journey ahead will be long and hard,” the ‘Healing Anna’ campaign page states. “With the seriousness of this infection, recovery will require more than being present, but also a significant amount of renovations for mobility once she’s able to come home. Mary and her family have given a tremendous amount to our community, so let us wrap her and Anna with as much love as we can and ease any financial burden.”
Donate at www.gofundme.com/healing-anna
So far, $350 has been raised. The goal is $5,000.