For the past two years, Na’ama Uzan has been raising money to help find a cure for a rare condition that’s affecting her brother. As of Feb. 15, she’s raised more than $90,000 through her philanthropic endeavours. This becomes more impressive once you learn that Na’ama is just 6 years old.
It all started in 2014 when her older brother Nadav was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Angelman syndrome. The disorder can cause developmental disabilities and neurological problems including the inability to walk or speak, according to CTV News. Being the great little sis that she is, Na’ama got to working and started selling treats outside of her home in Toronto, Ont. to raise money. First came the lemonade stand, where she sold some refreshing lemonade for 50 cents a pop, and then came mouth-watering brownies and cookies.
As the donations started pouring in, she was invited to speak at an Angelman Syndrome conference in Chicago, where she raised an additional $36,000 dollars, according to the CBC. Heck, she even starred in a “lemonade challenge” video.
Just yesterday (Feb. 15), Na’ama, along with her family and friends, organized a charity hockey game between firefighters and paramedics on International Angelman Day Monday.
“I think we’re doing really well,” she said. “[It’s] so my brother will be able to skate, talk and he won’t have seizures.”
Ugh, this little girl is simply amazing.