Raising money for research for fatal syndrome

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SAVOY, Ill. (WCIA) — It was a huge weekend at the box office with the release of the new Avenger’s movie Endgame, which also became the perfect time for a family to raise money in their daughter’s honor.

Angela Anderson worked at the Savoy 16 Theater before dying at the age of 22. She died from Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It’s a rare disorder caused by an allergic reaction to medicine.

Her parents wanted to raise money for research and the theater helped out. They asked people who bought movie tickets to round up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.

Anderson’s dad says he is so grateful for them.

“We’re very honored and it just shows a great tribute to Angela and her character that they thought enough of her, she worked here for 6 years. They thought enough of her to do this in memory of her,” Paul Anderson says.

The effort raised almost $1,500. 

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