Mother fighting to keep daughter alive homeless after being evicted

- Ali Herron is used to seizures. The 21-year-old has spent the better part of the last few months in the hospital because of them.

Herron lives with Unverricht-Lundborg Disease.

It's difficult for her mother, Kendra Martin, who not only is her daughter's only support system, but she herself is living with Crohn's Disease.

"She's seizing so often, sometimes it feels like little bombs going off," Martin told FOX 46. "It's extremely important for me to be by her side."

The mother and daughter team have been at the center of FOX 46's medical marijuana pieces. Martin says it's the best medicine for her daughter's seizures.

While Martin was at her daughter's beside in the hospital this year, Martin was unable to work. Now, unable to pay rent, the pair have been evicted from their home.

Friends have stepped in, offering a temporary place to stay. But the goal is to raise money to put towards a new home. A Facebook fundraiser has earned nearly $5,000 to help get the two back on their feet. They're searching for a bit more to go towards a new place to stay. 

"It takes a village, you know, it really does sometimes," Danielle Bartsch said.

Bartsch and her partner are providing temporary housing to the family.

It's a full-time job taking care of Ali, let alone the challenges Martin faces with her own disease.

They're just asking for a but of help along the way.

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