The surgery costs a whopping $40,000, CBS Los Angeles notes, but Shriners Hospitals for Children, where the multiple surgeries will take place, is known for treating patients regardless of whether the family can pay. The money donated by students will be used for related expenses.

“To have the support from the school is just like … it’s a blessing. That’s all I can say,” Amir’s father told the news station.

Read more at CBS Los Angeles.