GRESHAM, Ore. — Lisa Martin got sick last month with unusual symptoms including small bruises, bloodshot eyes and light sensitivity.
Then last week, Lisa suffered internal bleeding in her lungs, the result of a rare autoimmune disorder called ANCA-associated vasculitis.
Since then, Lisa has been noticeably absent from school, especially on the track where she was a star thrower.
“Looking over to the discus field and she's not there. it's weird, it's sad,” said Lisa’s friend and teammate Jacob Ropp.
“A lot of athletes have dedicated their season so Lisa,” added Jacob’s brother Connor. “As a thrower myself, now every time I throw, I'm throwing for Lisa.”
“I really didn't think it was going to turn this way,” said Lisa’s best friend and soccer teammate, Monica Gifford. “She's loved by everyone… she's always been there for me.”
Now Monica's there for Lisa. She started a GoFundMe account to help offset lisa's mounting medical bills.
“She'll be in the ICU for at least another month,” said Monica. “I’m just trying to help out the family as much as I can.”