VALLEY CENTER, KAN. --- Family and friends are praying for a 13-year-old Valley Center girl who's fighting for her life.
Earlier this summer, Allie Johnson broke her leg playing softball. Following surgery, the 7th grader developed an infection. Now she's at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, in serious condition.
Saying prayers while wiping away tears Wednesday night, the Valley Center community sent its love and support to Allie and her family.
"We all miss her so much and we love her so much. She's such a great person," said Kaleo Vincent.
She and her friends have known Allie since third grade.
"It's been really hard on most of us," Vincent said. "We're all really close with her. We all went to her birthday party."
The girls haven't been able to hang out with their friend much this summer. And since school started last Thursday, they haven't seen her at all.
But those who know Allie best, say she's a fighter, and have faith she'll get through this.
"I think us being here tonight will really help her," Vincent said. "Just keeping her in our prayers and just keep thinking about her. And hoping that she's going to get better."
Friends have set up an online fund to help the family pay medical bills. For more information