Former Fox News Host Raises Over £81,000.00 To Help Save Liberian Boy’s Sight

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A US news anchor has raised over $100,000 (almost £82,000) in less than 24 hours in a bid to help a young boy pay for surgery that could save his sight.

Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren started the campaign to raise funds for orphan Sampson after meeting him during a visit to Liberia and discovering that he was “facing total blindness” due to a deformity covering his eyes.

Writing on both her official Facebook page and a GoFundMe page called ‘Help Sampson get surgery’ – which she set up to raise funds for the youngster’s medical treatment – Van Susteren wrote:

“This child – with this terrible deformity already covering 100% of one eye and partly covering the other – is in deep need.”

“He is an orphan in Liberia. His mother has never been in the picture and his father died 2 years ago from ebola. He is now facing total blindness (see his eyes) but you and I together could stop that from happening. We could his change his life – together.”

‘His vision could be likely saved and his facial deformity can also get fixed.”

The former Fox news host said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.