The girl is named Delia; her mom's Peg Kerr; Peg Kerr is a friend of writer Cherie Priest, whom I read on-line and who posted a plea on Peg and Delia's behalf.
The school group is awfully close to a deadline for getting all of the money raised, but aren't at the money goal yet. The students have decided if they can't all go, none of them will go.
I've added a leetle bit. If you feel moved to do the same, trust me, it'll help.
Clicky clicky for science! Thanks much for listening.