Hanover Park rallies around ill seventh-grader
Oct 14, 2013 5:44 AM -
Teachers at Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park organized a fundraiser last week for the family of Nyhla Lee, a seventh-grader who has been hospitalized for the past four months. Nyhla is recovering from a rare blood disorder called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura that led her to have three strokes in June. According to her mother, Kiona Jordan, Nyhla was in a coma for two weeks, and when she awoke, doctors said she would be blind, deaf and paralyzed. However, her continued progress has "astonished" them.