Jackie Martin and her cousin Regina Perry work through a hospital in Nassua, New York, to help bring a young Jamaican burn victim to the United States for reconstructive facial surgery. Sheneil, an 18-year-old woman was disfigured when acid was thrown in her face two years ago.
The cousins, partners in the Pay It Forward Challenge, tell Sheneil and her mother about the $2,000 donation by phone. The mother and daughter are thrilled they will have a way to pay some of their expenses when they travel to New York for the surgery.
"It brought tears to my eyes when I thought about Sheneil's plight and how her mother must feel to see her in pain," Regina says.
Through the donation, Jackie says she wants to give Sheneil hope to have a normal life. "And something to look forward to."