African tribe names Lake County teen 'Queen of Development'

- At first glance you may assume that 17-year-old Cameron Carlyle is just another American teen lucky enough to have traveled to a far away country and purchase these souvenirs.

"And he said, 'I bestow upon Cameron the title 'The Queen of Development.'  The crowd went oh, a big hush in the crowd and we're looking at each other like 'I don't know, what does that mean?," Cameron's mother Shannon Carlyle told FOX 35.

What it means is that Cameron is revered in a region near Kumasi, Ghana  because she raised $13,000 of the $16,000 to build a maternity ward.

For the past two years, Cameron has given all her birthday money to the project.

And it all began when Shannon and Cameron  decided to take a mother-daughter summer trip.

"I found this 'Projects Abroad' which has the ability to go to all different countries in the world and we picked Ghana," Shannon Carlyle said.

Watching this maternity ward develop was a life lesson in what you get by giving.

Cameron is already on another mission for the women she has come to know.

She trying to raise $16,000 for an incubator.

"When I first saw a baby born in deorable conditions shed a few tears, and I'm sure when I go back and see a baby born in the ward I helped build I'll shed a few more tears," Cameron Carlyle said.

To donate go to https://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/cameron-cares-/225575
 

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