Apr 1, 2013 12:01 AM by Alex Labat
Paige Elizabeth-Ford Lacombe is your typical eight-year-old girl. She loves sports almost as much as she loves dancing.
But all those activities had to come to an end once Paige started having epileptic seizures.
"And the doctors then put her on a new medication in combination with the medication she was on to try to help control them---and no one knew what was about to come to paige," says Lindsey Thibodeaux, longtime family friend of the Lacombes.
Paige had a rare, severe reaction to her medicine known as "TENS", Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome.
It's caused Paige's skin to blister and peel, affecting over 77% of her body.
"The skins just falling off of her, and as a mom you're watching your child's body burn and you can't do anything about it", says Thibodeaux.
Thibodeaux is raising money to help pay for the family's expenses while paige is recovering in Shriner's Children Hospital in Galveston, Texas.
She's already raised over nine thousand dollars, but says every penny counts.
Thibodeaux says, "They're just an amazing family. they really are just giving, loving---anyone who knows Josh and Renee and their kids...they're amazing."
She asks that while everyone's in mass on Easter Sunday, you say an extra prayer for a little girl...fighting for her life.
"Just pray pray pray for her, that's what she needs at this time", says Thibodeaux.
If you'd like to donate to the Lacombe family, click here.