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.
SOURCE: News Now/itv news online