TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Mystery Millionaire Pays $100K To Help Girl
A little girl in the U.K. is getting her chance to walk for the first time after an anonymous donor paid for her life-changing surgery. Emily Anderson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 2017 and an MRI revealed damage to the left side of her brain that left doctors thinking she may never be able to walk or talk.
But the four-year-old girl’s mother, Paula, started researching different treatment options for Emily and found Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The operation could help Emily’s movement, but it comes with a big price tag and she wasn’t able to get it through the NHS, so her family started an online fundraiser. They hoped to raise the nearly $100-thousand needed and within 24-hours they had, thanks to a mystery donor who offered to cover the bill and threw in a trip to Disney afterwards, too!
Their generosity left this mother “speechless” and she says there’s “no way” she can show how thankful she is for this. Paula adds, “I’m so grateful they believe in my daughter like I do.”