Brain cancer patient raises $80K for her neurosurgeon at University of Michigan
Christina Costa takes a picture with her neurosurgeon, Dr. Wajd Al-Holou ahead of her surgery in September 2020. We found a mass in your brain,’” Costa recalls them telling her. She said her neurosurgeon, U-M alumnus Dr. Wajd Al-Holou, left an immediate impression on her. She began selling T-shirts on Instagram at the end of 2020 with a plan to surprise Dr. Al-Holou in January with the funds. “It was so incredible.”AdAfter raising $40,000 on her own, the donor matched each dollar raised and she presented Dr. Al-Holou with a gift of just over $81,000 in January.