Woman Donates Her Own Surgery Money To Help Their Neighbor’s Son.
Jamie-Lee Hall of Woonona, Australia, had brain surgery back in 2009 after she developed a rare neurological disorder called moyamoya disease, which blocks arteries at the base of the brain. And now, she was facing a second surgery for it.
Many kind donations came in for the first operation. But this second one would cost more than $50,000. And she and her family just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It was just… too much.
But the family again tried to raise money for it. And then, on Christmas Eve, as it happens, she was told that a specialist would do the surgery for free. Well that was wonderful, so Jamie-Lee wanted to pass on this kind gesture by donating the money she had raised so far to her neighbors, whose 11-year-old son, Connor, needed an operation to remove a brain tumor.
Says Jamie-Lee: “Me and Connor have always got along because I was diagnosed when I was his age, so I had the same sort of childhood that he’s having. So, the minute they said we wouldn’t have to pay, I said I wanted him to have the money. He needs it more than I do now.”
Jamie-Lee also let it be a valuable lesson to her children, showing them that it’s a very good thing to help others in need.
Added Jamie-Lee: “Everyone did the same thing for me by raising money for me to get a wheelchair, and I want to show my kids that they can do the same thing.”
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