It’s getting warm outside, and you know what that means. Ice cream trucks start inching along those residential streets, sprinklers become the next best thing to a water park in your own front yard, and 10-cent lemonade stands pop up on driveways and sidewalks all over town.
Ah yes, there’s nothing better than supporting the local neighborhood children with the purchase of an ice cold glass of lemonade. Especially when all of the proceeds are used to help keep someone alive.
That was the goal of a 9-year-old girl named Addison Witulski. The Hobbs, New Mexico resident opened a lemonade stand and charged anywhere from .25 cents to .50 cents for the refreshing drink.
The reason? To raise some extra cash that would go towards her little brother’s upcoming heart surgery.
Together with her friends Emily and Erika Borden, glasses of lemonade were selling like hotcakes. Supporters came from all over the neighborhood, including dozens of New Mexico State Police Officers.
And lemonade wasn’t the only thing on the menu. The group had also made some drawings and placed them up for sale as well.
When it was all said and done, Witulski’s team successfully raised $568.10, donating all of it to her parents to help with the surgery of Kaden Witulski.
Because their drive was so successful, they plan to continue their momentum by holding a local bake sale in a few weeks.
The family brought closure by expressing their appreciation on social media, saying, “From the bottom of our hearts, Kaden’s family would like to deeply thank each and every person that stopped by! Tears were shed on more than one occasion.”
The family has setup a GoFundMe page. It you would like to help little Kaden get to surgery, please take a moment to learn more about their campaign.
Source: Mace Petty
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