A little lemonade stand in Pitt Meadows, B.C. has done a whole lot of good for two sick kids.
Last summer, seven-year-old Quinn Callandar found out that his best friend, Brayden Grozdanich who has cerebral palsy, was in need of a very expensive surgery that was offered in the U.S.
Thoughtful Quinn jumped into action and opened up a lemonade stand in hopes of raising enough money to help his bud out. At the same time, his mother launched an online fundraising campaign. The heartwarming story touched many people and they raised $61,000. But, it turns out, Brayden didn’t need (most) of the money after all.
Why? Well, the doctor who was to perform the surgery found out about Quinn’s lemonade act of love and decided to waive the fee of approximately $20,000. Pretty sweet, right?
Now Quinn and his family had all this extra money and they knew exactly what to do with it. They donated the proceeds to another child named Brookie, who needed the exact same surgery as Brayden.
Brookie is going into surgery later this week, and Brayden? He had his operation earlier and is now able to run around and raise an arm that he couldn’t lift before.
Talk about life handing you lemons!
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