Family fights child's severe asthma

Created: 07/25/2014 9:41 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Alorah Strong is a 12-year-old with a big heart, huge smile and a medical condition that has her out of the hospital for test after test and treatment after treatment. Her family of eight is helping her through it, but they are also asking doctors to help look for answers about her condition and other people who follow her journey for their support.

Since she was two, Alorah has had a severe form of asthma. In February of 2014, violent attacks were persistent, and Alorah was headed for a wave of hospital visits. Her family travels to and from Colorado Children’s Hospital, the closest place they can get the care Alorah needs.

“It has been an eye opener for me. I know, as far as what resources are not available in New Mexico,” Alorah’s father Nathan Strong said. “Unfortunately that's why we're back and forth with Colorado Springs and have to go to Denver at some point.”

Alorah’s parents are trying to get the word out about Alorah’s journey on their Facebook page and their Gofundme page

People have donated money, but they’ve also sent in messages of support. Alorah says that is what helps her stay positive.

“Knowing that... that everyone's hoping for the best and hoping I get better,” Alorah said.

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