Allison Larson’s family seeks support for upcoming surgery
Posted December 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm by Jeff Arnim
San Juan Island teenager Allison Larson — who has been battling severe health issues for nearly two years — is preparing for the next stage of a journey toward recovery that her family hopes will allow her to live a full, active life. To get there, the family is asking for help from the community.
“Allison and her mom will be flying to Connecticut for [major gastrointestinal] surgery and they will need to stay there for four to five weeks,” explains Elena Porten, who is organizing the fundraiser for Allison and her family. “Help is needed to cover everyday costs, flights, accommodations, a rental car, and uncovered medical costs as they navigate this new advancement in her medical journey.”
“Without this surgery, Allison’s body will continue to struggle and she will have a dramatic decline in her health,” Elena says.
When Allison became severely ill in 2021, San Juan Islanders came together to raise $30,000 to cover the expenses that her mother, Jeanine, was unable to pay because she could not work while taking care of Allison. They’re hoping to raise at least that much in the next few months through their GoFundMe campaign.
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