Five-year-old girl raises $25,000 to help ailing brother

Five-year-old girl raises $25,000 to help ailing brother

Five-year-old girl raises $25,000 to help ailing brother

Written by Staff Writer

15 Apr, 2015 | 6:49 pm

A Toronto girl’s lemonade stand fundraiser to help find a cure for her brother’s neurological disability has inspired a U.S. family dealing with the same illness.

Na’ama Uzan, the five year old, has raised approximately $25,000 to support a cure for Angelman Syndrome, a rare development and neurological disability.

The girl’s older brother, Nadav Uzan, suffers from Angelman Syndrome. The disability makes it difficult for the seven year old to walk or speak, and he has frequent seizures.

Last spring, Na’ama Uzan opened up a lemonade stand to raise money for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. Her stand, which also sells muffins, has raised the impressive sum in a short time.

Uzan’s efforts has inspired others to also raise money to find a cure for the disability. Thousands of kilometres away in California, David Low and his partner have raised more than $20,000 after their son was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome six months ago.

That $20,000 will be used to set up a research grant in Uzan’s name.

 

-CTV News

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