Boy’s lemonade stand raises nearly $25K for best friend’s expensive surgery
A 7-year-old British Columbia boy asked his parents if he could set up a lemonade stand to help raise money for his best friend’s surgery.
The community rallied and donated more than $20,000 for the boy’s surgery. Brayden Grozdanich has cerebral palsy.
Now, a fundraising page for Brayden’s surgery has been set up — and more than $55,000 has been raised.
Here is the note from Quinn Callander about his friend:
Hi my name is Quinn, and this is my buddy Brayden.We are both 7 years old. We go to the same school and we are in Beaver Scouts together. Brayden has Cerebral Palsy, this makes it challenging for him to walk well because his muscles are very tight. Sometimes he can’t keep up with the rest of the other Beavers and he falls down a lot. Brayden get’s daily physio therapy to keep him walking. Sometimes it really hurts him. When I was at his physio, I tried to keep Brayden calm when he was in pain. My Mom told me Brayden is going to have a special surgery to help release the muscle tightness and spastic action. The surgery is not done here in Canada, only in the USA. Brayden and his Mom will be travelling there in August for the operation. Since the surgery is not done in Canada, Braydens Mom and Dad have to pay for it. The surgery will cost $20,000. Please help me raise money to help my friend Brayden, he is a really good guy.