A Mother’s Battle to Continue Treating Her Daughter

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Angela Kosarue. It has been edited for length and clarity.

(Insider) – My 17-year-old daughter, Treasure Perry, took a part-time job at a diner in June. She wanted to save enough money to get herself a driver’s license and car.

She had all these hopes and ambitions for the future. But she was taken to the emergency room on July 23 after suffering an asthma attack and an extreme allergic reaction to shellfish that was served at the restaurant.

Treasure died on August 12, just a few weeks before she was due to become a senior in high school. CONTINUE