Both Tere and Eva have already been through the tears that come with loss. Another sister bled to death in an operation that went wrong and they couldn't be there at the time to help their parents in the immediate aftermath.
So Eva, the little sister to Tere, tries to comfort their parents that are so far away in another country.
"I can get through this if she is happy. I am strong because she is strong. I told my parents, 'Now it is my turn.'
Friends have organized a variety of fundraisers to help with Tere Parra's medical costs. She does not have insurance. A 5K race will be held at 8 a.m. July 14 at Lakeridge Junior High School in Orem. Cost is $20. A barbecue afterward is at 11 a.m. and is $10. On July 13, a dance at The Center in Orem costs $5. It is from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call Cory Lovelace, 801-874-7044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A donation page has been set up to garner support for the woman, with a goal of raising $200,000 to help offset medical costs. As of midday Tuesday, 38 donors had raised $2,215.
You can learn more about Tere at a Facebook page.
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