With time of the essence, an anonymous Houston man has stepped up to help a 4-year-old girl named Eliza O'Neil beat her terminal disease. Last year O'Neil was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a degenerative disease that is almost always fatal.
But a new gene therapy has reignited hope that there may be a way to stop the disease if it is administered early enough. Knowing that, O'Neil's parents Glenn and Cara started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the trial. Their massive goal of two million dollars has almost been reached, but they are in the final days and need one more push.
That's where the anonymous Houston man came in. On her Facebook page, O'Neil's family announced that the man will match every dollar donated between now and Monday to help them hit their goal of two million dollars and begin the clinical trials.
Most impressively, the donor has asked to remain anonymous despite not knowing Eliza or her family.
The donor told CBS Radio Houston that since he sold his business a few years ago he wanted to do something "significant" every year to help and give back. He has been following Eliza's story since he saw this video of her brother Beckham talking about her last year and decided this donation would be his "significant" thing this year. The potential donation could be around $40,000 for the man who just wants to help a cause that touched his heart.
You can help her by donating here.