Congratulations to all your family for weathering that storm of illness and worries that go along with anything serious affecting health, especially in children.
Surely there have been many prayers answered in great ways, given the events so important to young people that she has been able to do. And that they are continuing with this new duty serving FFA is another blessing.
FFA and 4H are such valuable and effective training grounds for young people. It seems like quite a boost in their knowledge of so many areas and will serve them well as they go into further education, or even join the work force after high school. And not just for those going into agriculture. Obviously there are many 'life lessons' learned a little easier with adult guidance and good peer pressure along the way, so while she is having fun she is learning valuable life skills of working with, even guiding, and coping with some of the frustrations of working with other people.
Being in my 75th year for a few more months, I realize more than ever how much we need young people with good work ethic and 'people' skills to carry on our farms/ranches/businesses and community life into the future. Looking at the world as it is, right down to our local communities, I'm sorry for too much of what we are leaving them, yet our rural communities (and even the most populous counties in SD are considered 'beyond rural' by national entities) have much that is good, and even great when it seems the rest of the world is careening toward disaster.
So, carry on, Miss Allison, and enjoy the journey of life as you rebuild your health and enjoy the good times to the fullest!