Friends have organized a fundraiser to help raise money to offset the costs.
More than anything, though, the family is thankful for the girl's second chance at life and to the family that went through the pain of losing a child and before deciding to donate the organs to help Alannah.
"That was a courageous decision," Debi Skolas said. "I still cry when I think about it."
Associated Press writer Bridget Brown in Boston contributed to this report.
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