7-year-old Ala. girl hosts lemonade stand, raises more than $300K for her brain surgeries
UPDATED 6:50 PM PT – Thursday, March 4, 2021
Seven-year-old Liza Scott captured the hearts of people worldwide by raising thousands of dollars for her upcoming brain surgeries. Scott recently opened a lemonade stand at her family’s Alabama bakery and in a shock to everyone, “Lemonade for Liza” has raised over $300,000.
The funds will help pay for Scott’s medical costs associated with three rare brain formations that cause grand mal seizures.
Homewood family experiencing outpouring of support for 7-year-old facing multiple brain surgeries. Learn more at https://t.co/xriAJYMLOa @SavagesBakery @CBS_42 @HomewoodChamber #lemonadeforliza #zestforlife pic.twitter.com/kKGGRC4TkS
— Alabama Retail (@AlabamaRetail) March 1, 2021
Her mother, Elizabeth Scott, said that as a single mother living paycheck to paycheck, she never imagined having the funds to pay for such expensive medical bills. Elizabeth said Liza has bad days and good days with anxious feelings around her surgery.
“I’m pretty good,” Liza stated. “Still nervous, but I’m getting better.”
Pink Lemonade Hair! I want pink hair too to go with my lemonade stand. You need to try my famous lemonade @shakira cause I know you’d love it! #lizaslemonade #lemonadeforliza @brainsurgerysurvivor https://t.co/24hCRU0LNr
— Liza’s Lemonade (liza scott) (@lizaslemonade) March 2, 2021
Liza and her mom received free flights and hotel accommodations for her surgeries in Boston. The first surgery is set to take place this week.
According to Elizabeth, Liza loves dancing more than anything and she wants to open another lemonade stand after her surgeries. She plans to donate the money to children in situations like her own.