Eventually, the story reached a resident of Miami, Florida. This crucial moment set in motion a chain of events that would transform a mother’s prayer for a miracle into something far more realistic. Indeed, when the story reached Miami, it was shared with the Jackson Health Foundation – which runs a program called the International Kids Fund – along with local charity, the Kevin Garcia Foundation.
Joining forces , the two charities brought together an entire community to help Nicolly. For example, a ten-year-old boy bought her and her mom airline tickets with the prize money he had won in a car race. That meant that Nicolly and her mother could come to the U.S. Meanwhile, they also had six weeks of accommodation paid for them by another organization while Nicolly was assessed at Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.