12-Year-Old Fights For Her Life After Getting The Flu

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. - The family of a 12-year-old girl from White House has asked for prayers as she fights for her life after contracting the flu.

"I believe in God and his ability to perform miracles through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior so we are still holding out hope. So we encourage everyone out there to say a prayer for Greycin tonight," said Nathan Oaks, Uncle.

Greycin Oaks collapsed at home last week. Her father Ben sprang into action, administering CPR for 15 minutes while medics rushed to the scene.

"She asked me to carry her to the restroom because he legs felt weak, and my world fell apart," said Ben Oaks, Father.

She was hospitalized, and doctors have been working around the clock to get her well. In a statement, Greycin's uncle Nathan wrote in part:

This is the hardest situation that I have ever witnessed or been a part of. It is heartbreaking. I believe in God and his ability to perform miracles so we are still holding out hope and encouraging everyone out there to say a prayer for Greycin tonight.

Greycin's family also stressed the importance of getting a flu shot and washing your hands this flu season.

The family has shared this statement with NewsChannel 5:

Greycin is a vibrant energetic girl. Full of life and personality.
When Greycin fell ill with the flu her Dad, my brother Ben, kept her alive by performing CPR for 15 minutes while the medics were in route.. my brother was the first responder in this situation. And we are thankful for the professionals that took over and got Greycin to the hospital where doctors have been working around the clock to get her well. 
It is very important to my brother that I send the message of how important CPR is and if you don't know how to perform it or at least have a person in your home that does then change that. 
The family also wants to place emphasis on the importance of getting flu shots and keeping your hands clean during flu season.
This is the hardest situation that I have ever witnessed or been a part of. It is heartbreaking.
I believe in God and his ability to perform miracles through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, so we are still holding out hope and encouraging everyone out there to say a prayer for Greycin tonight. 
A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe account in honor of Greycin. Her family has not left her side so medical bills as well as daily bills are mounting up while they are here in support. This is a difficult time and many people have asked how they can help so this is a way for those of you wanting to help to show love and support. 
Thanks for all of the well wishes and encouragement and continue to pray for Greycin. 

A family friend set up a gofundme account to help with medical bills during this time.

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