- A 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 J30 anuary and doctors advised that she needed to undergo an urgent surgery to prevent future stroke or seizure
- Her story went viral prompting people to channel donations her way, which helped her raise almost R4 million
Whoever said that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade must have seen the future as a seven-year-old girl is reported to have raised R3.8 million for her brain surgery by selling lemonade.
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 January, 30, and the doctors discovered that Liza had three cerebral malformations on her brain.
The three malformations included 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 undergo urgent surgery 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.
From her stand, she sold sweet treats and lemonades while encouraging people to buy so as to channel the proceeds to her medical treatment.
Her story then went viral and she ended up receiving donations totalling almost R4 million.
Liza's first surgery has been scheduled for Thursday and she will be required to take a flight to Boston Children's Hospital.
The family also confirmed that they did not only receive 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 her daughter and supported her in her initiative to raise money for her hospital fees.
Liza says she intends to continue selling lemonade as soon as she leaves the hospital and feels better.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Mpho Moteka suffered a great setback after he lost R50 000 worth of broilers (a chicken breed) to heavy rainfall. The young farmer felt extremely demotivated after losing such a large amount of his stock.
He shared a post on Twitter of his loss with the caption reading "I quit." Mpho's defeat didn't go unnoticed as SAns decided to come together to help him. #SaveMphosBusiness was created where parody account Jan Van Potgieter asked peeps to help Mpho out.
He shared an image of Mpho's banking details alongside the post about Mpho giving up. Jan Van Potgieter asked tweeps for donations of at least R10 to help save Mpho's business. South Africans seriously came to the party to assist.
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