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Girl using lemonade stand to fund brain surgery in recovery

Last Updated Mar 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm MDT

Elizabeth Scott and her 7-year-old daughter Liza Scott, who is running a lemonade stand to help fund her own brain surgery, are shown at the woman's bakery in Homewood, Ala., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Elizabeth Scott said the family has good health insurance, but expenses are still high and the girl wanted to help out. The child was diagnosed with brain malformations following seizures earlier this year, her mother said. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A 7-year-old girl who used a lemonade stand to help raise money for her own brain surgery underwent a successful operation on Monday, her mother said.

Liza Scott’s surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital was “uneventful,” and she was alert and talking in the recovery room afterward, mother Elizabeth Scott said in a Facebook post.

In a separate text message, Elizabeth Scott declared: “God is good!”

Doctors last month determined that a series of seizures Liza began having were caused by cerebral malformations that needed repair, her mother said. The girl volunteered to help raise money for expenses not covered by insurance with a lemonade stand set up in the family bakery in suburban Birmingham.

The stand brought in more than $12,000 in a few days, nearly all through donations, and a separate fundraiser Elizabeth Scott organized online has received more than $370,000.

“Liza is a superstar and probably the bravest little girl I know,” said her mother’s message on social media.

Additional operations will be needed, but the timing wasn’t immediately clear.

The Associated Press