Valley Center family thanking community for support after tragedy

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VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (KAKE) -

One family in Valley Center is looking forward to the new year after tragedy struck their family in 2019.

Bobbi and Daniel Allan had ten kids together. Not all of them are blood relations, but they're still family and they're stronger than ever, even after a year filled with tragedy.

"February, my nephew had a bad car accident, March, our house burnt down. I mean we had our highs and our lows and then in November, my husband died," says Bobbi Allan. 

Daniel's heart suddenly stopped one morning on the way to work. Now, the community is stepping in to help. Donations are pouring in, like one on Sunday morning of nearly a thousand dollars. 

"The whole community and the city, just everybody's been a blessing and we appreciate it so much."  

The positivity beaming from the Allan family is inspiring. They say it's what Daniel would've wanted. "He would give you the shirt off his back and he just loved to help everyone. He'd drop everything to go help somebody. I hope that my kids all carry that on and continue to take care of people and help them when they need help."

Bobbi just wants her family to find peace. She's striving to be the light in the darkness and her support system is helping pick up the pieces. "Nothing is going to be the same, but you've just got to keep putting one foot in front of the other and sometimes you've just got to lean on other people for support."

The family still doesn't know the cause of Daniel's death. Since he was only 41-years-old, an extensive autopsy is required and that can take months. Bobbi is setting up a Go Fund Me and we will post the link when it becomes available. 

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