Lucky is 15 years old and a 7th grade student at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. She is a pragmatic and determined young girl who will no doubt achieve her goal of becoming a professional nurse if she can continue receiving free education at the Academy.
Lucky recently lost her father to Coronavirus and now lives only with her mother who sells coal and other small items in the market to help make ends meet. She occasionally helps her mother sell at the market and at home by cooking the family meals.
There have been over 2,000 cases and 85 deaths from Coronavirus in Liberia since the start of the pandemic and the outbreak has continued to challenge the already fragile healthcare system in the country. Liberian residents reported that there were no supplies or medications available at the hospital to treat coronavirus so underserved communities remain vulnerable.
Lucky needs a dedicated sponsor to assure she can continue her free education at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy and ultimately become a nurse. Losing her father during the pandemic has made her more determined than ever to succeed in reaching her goal.