Making A Difference

Mar 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shortly after the article was published in the News Gazette, the reporter, Tom Kacich, received the following email: Hello Tom, I’m hoping you can help me. My name is Carrie Victor. On 12/20/2016 I was diagnosed with toxic epidermal necrolysis. Fortunately I lived to tell. Through this experience I became aware of the tragic story … Read more

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Grieving family trying to cure disease

Jan 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

CHAMPAIGN — A family is trying to raise money to find a cure for a condition that killed their youngest. It was the Anderson’s first Christmas without their youngest daughter Angela. She contracted a rare disease that killed her almost a year ago. Now, her family is doing what they can to prevent another family … Read more

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My Eulogy at Angela’s Funeral

Jan 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Angela was unique. She was a trendsetter. Everybody says she was “cool”, but not only that, she made people around her feel cool. She had a way of making everyone feel welcome around her. People that didn’t “fit in” felt like they fit in when they were around her. Friends told me, “She was the … Read more

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Angela’s Final Days (Updated)

Jan 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

On December 23, Angela had plans to go out with her friends but cancelled because she had a fever and didn’t feel good.  She took ibuprofen for the fever and went to bed. On Christmas Eve Angela texted her mother, Wanpen at 2:38 pm showing a picture of her eye infection and complaining of pain.  … Read more

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WCIA Reports

Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Benefit to raise awareness of deadly reaction to medication

Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Benefit to raise awareness of deadly reaction to medication By Luke Ray | lray@wcia.com Published 02/22 2016 11:48AM Updated 02/22 2016 11:48AM URBANA, Ill. URBANA — A brother is raising awareness about the rare skin condition which claimed his younger sister’s life. 22-year old Angela Anderson died in December from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Sunday, her family … Read more

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Daughter’s rare adverse drug reaction inspires family’s donation

Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Daughter’s rare adverse drug reaction inspires family’s donation by Bill Snyder | Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, 3:51 PM Last year Paul and Wanpen Anderson of Champaign, Illinois, were preparing to celebrate the Christmas holidays with their two children when their 22-year-old daughter, Angela, developed a rare adverse drug reaction called SJS/TEN. “It started with an … Read more

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Tom Kacich: ‘We want a cure’

Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sun, 12/25/2016 – 7:00am | The News-Gazette Photo by: Provided The Anderson family — from left, son Tim, daughter Angela, father Paul and mother Wanpen — gather for Tim’s birthday on Oct. 21, 2015. Two months later, Angela would be dead, succumbing to what doctors think was a rare disease of the skin and mucous … Read more

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She will be missed!

Dec 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

She will always be in our hearts!

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