A Central Texas girl is battling a rare infection at a Fort Worth hospital after her family says she contracted a brain-eating amoeba.
10-year-old Lily Avant of Whitney, Texas is described by her family as “sassy” and a “tomboy.”
“We hope we got to her in time,” her father John Crawson said. “She is a fighter. She is stronger than anybody I know.”
Crawson spoke at a prayer vigil Friday evening outside Cook Children’s Medical Center.