A seven-year-old girl has raised thousands for her own brain surgery after setting up a lemonade stand at her mum’s bakery.
Liza Scott was told by doctors that she had cerebral malformations which needed repairing after experiencing a series of seizures.
To help fund her surgery, Liza set up a bright pink and yellow lemonade stand at her mum’s bakery in Birmingham in the US.
She charged a quarter (20p) for a cup of lemonade for a cup as well as providing other treats, ABC reports.
People put in a lot more than a quarter when they found out what the cause was for. $10, $20 and $50 notes – as well as one $100 bill – were found in the jar.
The total amount fundraised came to $12,000 (£9,000).
Liza said she enjoys working on her stand, saying: ‘It’s better than just begging.’
The seven-year-old was still in the hospital when she came up with the idea to help out with the stand.
Liza is awaiting surgery on Monday. She said she’s ‘not worried, but afraid’ about her ‘brain thingy.’
People put in a lot more than a quarter in when they found out what the cause was for (Picture: SWNS)
Liza said she’s ‘not worried, but afraid’ about her ‘brain thingy’ (Picture: MightyCause)
Her mum Elizabeth said she told her daughter she didn’t have to help out with the lemonade stand as there’s ‘no expectation of her doing anything to help pay the bills’.
But she added: ‘Just one week in the hospital and the ambulance rides is more than my monthly salary, and that’s without the surgery and travel expenses.’
Friends, family and others who have been touched by Liza’s story have already donated more than $300,000 (£217,00) (Picture: SWNS)
While Liza’s story has warmed plenty of hearts, some are outraged, believing the US health system is broken and driving families into bankruptcy.
Friends, family and others who have been touched by Liza’s story have already donated more than $300,000 (£217,00).
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