13-Year-Old Orphan With Severe Facial Deformity Will Finally Have Surgery, After
There's a 13-year-old orphan in Ghana named Esinam who suffers from a horrible facial deformity. She has a mass of tissue growing on her face that distorts her features, and doctors are not sure of the cause.
The surgery to correct it costs $10,000, so earlier this year, her orphanage started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com. But as of last week, they'd only raised 130 bucks.
Then, someone who visited Esinam's orphanage three years ago posted about her on Tumblr. And in one week, more than 450 people contributed...and donations just passed the $10,000 mark!
A spokesman for the orphanage posted a message online saying thank you, and assuring people that all of the money will go toward Esinam's treatment. Fittingly, the surgery will take place on November 28th, which is Thanksgiving.
- Kelly Urich