By: Crystal Britt
"I love to swim." Victoria Lowes just wants to be like everyone else. "On the weekend, get together with my friends at my house or go to their house." Inside her room, you can tell a teenage girl lives there. It's full of stuff: music, posters, you name it. But, it's the other side of the room that's different. It looks more like a hospital room with a homey touch. From the bed to the many accessories, she has everything she needs following a recent illness. "The day after thanksgiving, I was lying on the couch, that's the last thing I remember. I don't remember the drive to the hospital", said Victoria. "By the time we were in the car and heading to the hospital she went into respiratory arrest. On the drive there she was turning blue", said Edie Lowes-Victoria's Mom. Victoria had pneumonia and couldn't breathe. The next three months of her life would be spent in the hospital. On two occasions her family thought she might not make it. "She went backwards really fast and we thought we were going to lose her that night", said Edie.
Because of all the medical expenses, friends have organized two special benefits in Victoria's honor. The details are as follows: