Erika Sell was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 13 years old. She underwent two years of chemotherapy, but after only 4 months in remission the cancer returned. It was decided that Erika would need a stem cell transplant. Her father was a match and donated his cells for the procedure. Unfortunately, Erika had complications due to Graft vs Host and suffered with many, many infections.
She was so brave and so courageous and fought a hard 4 year battle.
Erika passed away on January 10, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. Even nurses not on duty came that day. She touched the hearts of many.
She was a junior at Leo High School. Erika enjoyed anything to do with water. She fulfilled her life long dream of swimming with dolphins on her Make A Wish trip to Hawaii.
This GoFundMe account is being set up to help her family with funeral expenses and outstanding medical bills.
Erika's grandmother, Jeanette Ritenour will oversee the disbursment of funds to pay the expenses.