South Fort Myers NHS students help student with prosthetic

The National Honor Society at South High helped a follow classmate receive a wheelchair in 2017. This year, they hope to accomplish the feat of providing a prosthetic leg to another of their fellow students, according to a South Fort Myers NHS press release.

Alia Sainval first came to South High last year. She had crutches and after a couple of months, they broke. Her story and the kindness of these students, motivated them to look into prosthetic, per the press release. After visiting Dr. Dupay Dec. 10, she obtained the prescription for her leg.

Her parents have expressed their consent and gratitude as Alia has never been able to walk. She only speaks Creole, which makes communication difficult. Her story has moved many of the administration at South High. Alia has become a beloved member of the student body, per the press release.

NHS is still on the way to finding all the funds necessary to supply her procedure. Hanger Clinic in Fort Myers has reduced their costs for her specific case. However, the end goal is to raise $9,000, the press release states. Anyone who wishes to help Alia’s life can donate through the GoFundMe found under her name. Alternatively, they can donate directly to South Fort Myers High School Trust Fund.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Michael Mora
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