My name is Courtney Commander, a friend and lover of the sweet face you see in the picture, Viviana Aka Vivi aka Positive Pete aka nothing will hold her back! Vivi was diagnosed with Epilepsy December 2016, after multiple violent seizure episodes and tests to pin point the issue. She was 5 then, now she’s 7. Since her diagnosis, she has fought tirelessly against this terrible disease, stayed positive throughout it all, and have blessed so many with her courageous attitude and smile. As you may imagine, this has caused a huge financial burden on Vivis parents. They’re having to bare the burden financially and mentally dealing with their daughter's illness. Following Vivi's most recent hospitalization her mother was let go from her job, as the heartbreaking symptoms of this disease are unpredictable and demanding of her time as Vivi's primary care giver. Recently their family car, the one used to transport her to UVa for doctors visits and hospital stays, has broken down causing more financial burden and stress. Also, Vivi is extremely behind in school due to the number of days she's had to miss dealing with all of this. They would never ever want to become a burden to anyone or ask anyone for any type of assistance but as a friend and as someone who loves them, I’m obligated to make sure they’re living their best life. I am setting this as $5,000, but feel free to keep giving, because this young lady needs the help. All funds raised will go directly towards medical costs, living expenses, transportation and tutors to try to help Viviana catch up and maintain some sense of normalcy in her in life. Please help me in supporting a friend and community member as they fight epilepsy and continue to be the best they can be!