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"I hope I make it": 7-year-old works to pay for her own brain surgery

"I hope I make it": 7-year-old works to pay for her own brain surgery

Liza Scott, 7, has set up a lemonade stand inside her mother's bakery to raise money for her much-needed brain surgeries.

“She has three cerebral malformations,” her mother Elizabeth said. “One is what they call a schizencephaly. So it’s a cleft in the frontal lobe in the right side of her brain, and we think that’s what causing the seizures.”

Liza started having Grand Mal seizures and weeks later, doctors discovered that she had an "extra special brain".

“In most every instance of these rare malformations doctors only see one malformation — in Liza’s case she has 3,” Elizabeth wrote on Liza’s Mightycause page.

Liza is getting her first round of surgeries next week, which she is scared about, but her mother is trying to calm her down.

“I can’t handle it. So, I hope I make it,” Liza said. “My mom keeps saying I’m going to, but I feel like I’m not.”

Her mother, Elizabeth Scott, set up the Mightycause page as she is a single mother and needs financial help to pay for the surgeries.

“As a single mom and the financial supporter of both of my children, this is not something you can budget for,” Scott said to WHNT.

The page has gone viral and at the time of writing, $230,844 has been raised for Liza and her much-needed surgeries.