Encinal High School student Annika Mulling, who is recovering from a major episode of bleeding in the brain, has received over $3,000 from the community thanks to a May 2 talent show.
“On behalf of the students and staff at Encinal, I want to thank everyone who helped make our fundraiser for Annika Mullings a beautiful success,” Gene Kahane, an English teacher at the school, told the Alameda Journal. We raised over $3,000, and all those who performed, baked a snack, bought a ticket and made a contribution should feel proud for doing something special for someone so deserving.”
The health condition that affected Mullings is known as a brain arteriovenous malformation or AVN, an abnormal connection between arteries and veins that is congenital. Mullings was hospitalized from October to December, when her family had to relocate to accommodate her need for a wheelchair.
The family has raised about two-thirds of Mulling’s $30,000 of health-related expenses.
Community members who were not able to attend the May 2 event, may donate online to support the student.