Community shows support for 10-year-old Raleigh girl with rare disease

Posted March 5, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015

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— A community is coming together to support a 10-year-old Raleigh girl who was diagnosed with a rare disease.

Despite being diagnosed with aplastic anemia, Liviya Anderson keeps a positive outlook.

The 5th annual Mom Prom fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Wakefield Plantation.

A friend of Anderson's mother started the event as a girls' night out to raise money for her treatments, and it has evolved into a must-get ticket.

In the first year, the Mom Prom raised money for Beads of Courage, a program where critically ill children earn beads to represent different stages in their treatment. Liviya took part in the program while she was treated at UNC Children's Hospital. The event raised money for the sibling program where kids with a seriously ill brother or sister earn beads for their own sacrifices and hurdles.

Now, the event raises money for both Beads of Courage and aplastic anemia research.

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  • Jamie France Mar 6, 2015
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    And, thanks to the foolish anti-vaxers, she might get to have polio or measles as well, due to her immunosupressive therapy.