Rob Lundy and Alecia Lancione knew something was wrong with their daughter, Michele, on Christmas Day 2011.
“On Christmas Eve, she was fine but tired. I thought she was coming down with a cold. On Christmas Day, she couldn’t care less about opening her presents,” Lancione said of Michele, a second grader at Blue Ridge Elementary School.
Her symptoms continued for the next few days. When she developed a fever of 103 degrees and a rash on her forearm, her parents took her to her pediatrician.