Alyssa Reid owns Bee’s Blossoms in Atascadero

NORTH COUNTY — Alyssa Reid, owner of Bee’s Blossoms in Atascadero, is currently fighting for her life as her body battles acute liver failure. The liver failure started around Thanksgiving of 2023 due to underlying health issues and has progressed quickly since. Reid, who grew up locally and now lives in Paso Robles with her family, has been placed on a liver transplant list that is the only way to save her life.

“Thankfully, she [Reid] was placed on the transplant list, which not everyone is, but because of her circumstances … Plus, the rest of her body is actually functioning okay as far as kidneys and other things, which you have to be somewhat ready to have a transplant. All these things fell into place,” said Reid’s mother, Stasi Seay.

Thirty-five-year-old Reid is currently being treated at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla (San Diego). However, she started her journey at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo on Dec. 26, 2023. She was there about two weeks before she was transferred to Scripps and went through two weeks of evaluation before she was officially put on the hold list. As of today, she’s been on a transplant list for a little over three weeks.


Seay added that her daughter’s body is undergoing many negative changes due to the toxins running through her body since Reid’s liver is not working properly. But she also stated that even though Reid is very sick, she’s still in very good spirits and has nothing but wonderful things to say about Scripps Hospital and the care that Reid is receiving there.

“It’s been super hard; that said, she’s got a great attitude. She’s determined. She’s been trying to help where she can,” continued Seay. “Her spirits are good, and she’s got a lot of resolve as far as soon as she’s better; she’s taking life by the horns.”

While Reid is in the hospital, the family has been able to keep Bee’s Blossoms open and keeps on providing gorgeous floral arrangements to the North County and beyond with the help of the shop’s assistant manager, Janet Jesme. Ordering flowers from Bee’s Blossoms is just one of the ways that the community can help support Reid and her family, which includes her husband Erik, son Owen, and stepchildren Audra and Dane. A GoFundMe has also been created to help with Reid’s medical expenses.

“The big thing is the medical bills are starting to come in, and her husband [Erik] and I both are taking time off to be with her pre-surgery,” Seay said. “Post-surgery, she’s required to be in San Diego for recovery after being released from the hospital for one to two months. She’s required to have a 24-hour caregiver. So her husband will take extended time, and I’ll take extended time, and other family members will help. It’s five or six hours away with everything going on. It’s been a strain on them for sure.” 

If you would like to contribute to Alyssa Reid’s GoFundMe, you can find it at

Other donations can be made by check and sent to:

Erik Reid

C/O Bee’s Blossoms

6485 Palma Ave.

Atascadero, CA 93422

Feature Image: Alyssa Reid is shown at Bee’s Blossoms. Her family said ordering flowers from the business is just one of the ways that the community can help support Reid and her family while she battles liver failure. Photo provided by Stasi Seay.