Brave 7-year-old girl raises N98.9m for her brain surgery by selling lemonade, surprises many

Brave 7-year-old girl raises N98.9m for her brain surgery by selling lemonade, surprises many

- Young girl from Alabama has surprised many by her act of selling lemonade, trying to raise money for her brain surgery

- The seven-year-old Liza Scott reportedly suffered a seizure on Saturday, January 30 and doctors advised that she needed to undergo urgent surgery to prevent future stroke or seizure

- Her story went viral prompting people to channel donations her way, which helped her raise $260,000 (N98,995,000)

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Whoever said that when life hands you lemons make lemonade out of them must have seen the future as a seven-year-old girl is reported to have raised $260,000 (N98,995,000) for her brain surgery by selling lemonade.

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Liza Scott from Alabama, USA, opened a lemonade stand to help pay for her own brain surgery.

The mother of the young lass explained that she suffered a seizure on Saturday, January 30, and the doctors discovered that Liza had three cerebral malformations on her brain.

7-year-old girl raises KSh 28 million for her brain surgery by selling lemonade
LIza Scott sold lemonades so as to raise money for her brain surgery scheduled for Thursday. Photo credit: Toofab
Source: UGC

The three malformations include a cleft, an aneurysm and a Dural Arteriovenous Fistula which is an uncommon vascular condition where abnormal connections are made between branches of arteries and veins.

The doctors however advised that she needed to get an urgent surgery so as to prevent possible stroke, haemorrhage or seizure.

The little girl's determination to help the family raise money for her medical bills saw her mother build her a lemonade stand in their family bakery.

In her stand, she sold sweet treats and lemonades while encouraging people to buy so as to channel the proceeds to her medication.

Her story then went viral and she ended up receiving donations totalling up to $260,000 (N98,995,000).

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Liza's first surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, March 4, and she will be required to take a flight to Boston Children's Hospital.

The family also confirmed that they did not only get donations but also free flights for the seven-year-old and her mom and free accommodation during their stay in Boston.

"You have no idea how loved we feel, it has been overwhelming, but amazing. It has kind of allowed me to step away from some of the emotions," said the mum during an interview with a local TV station.

The family thanked Americans who rallied behind their daughter and supported her in her initiative to raise money for her hospital fee.

Liza says she intends to continue selling lemonade as soon as she leaves the hospital and feels better.

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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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