So donors are building a new house for the Texas 10-year-old and her family, spurred in part by the organization founded by baseball pro Carlos Correa.
Mayah’s path home has been daunting and heartbreaking.
With gunshot wounds to her hands, arms, chest and back, she underwent more than 20 surgeries during a hospital stay of more than two months.
But she didn’t end up back at her childhood home, Correa’s foundation says.
“Since she was discharged from the hospital, that knowledge has been too much to bear, and she has been unable to return to her childhood home.”
On Tuesday, the foundation announced “that thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, CFF has secured the funding to build Mayah and her family a new home in a location where she feels comfortable,” the statement reads.
The home will be fully furnished, the foundation said.
The foundation says it was started to help children with cancer, though it also supports families impacted by other serious hardships, such as tragedies and natural disasters.
Each month, the foundation brings a child it supports to a baseball game. Mayah’s appearance at Minute Maid Park was part of the foundation honoring her as its “hero of the month,” according to the organization.
When Correa heard about the Uvalde massacre, he texted the foundation’s president, he told MLB.com.
“I texted … and I said, ‘We’ve got to figure out ways to help these kids.’ And he happened to get in contact with Mayah and her family, and we’re here for Mayah and her family and whatever they need,” Correa said, according to MLB.com.
CNN’s Christine Sever and Caroll Alvarado contributed to this report.