It’s summertime again and kids are out of school. Parents are surely preparing some fun activities for their kids including a possible getaway for some. There are also kids who will be going back to their favorite camps this summer, but there are some who will simply stay at home and make their own lemonade stands at the front of their house to earn some money.
However, there is one particular child from South Carolina, that is not just saving up money to get a toy he’s always wanted, but to raise enough money to pay for the medical bills of his baby brother in the hospital, continue reading to get touched he inspired by this young fella.
Andrew manages to raise almost $6,000 in just two hours of selling lemonade
Best Big Brother Raises Money By Selling Lemonades
It was on Memorial Day weekend when 9-year old Andrew Emery decided to set up a stand wherein he would sell Lemonades. However, this is not just your ordinary lemonade stand, because Andrew was selling lemonades so he could raise money to pay for his brother’s hospital bills.
Andrew has always wanted to have a younger brother, this dream of his came true a couple of months ago when his younger brother Dylan was born. The family said that Andrew has been very excited when his mother got pregnant with a baby boy and he simply couldn’t wait for him to be born. He admitted that he wanted a baby brother since there are too many girls at home, but unfortunately, when his little brother came into this world, he had already started fighting for his life with a rare condition called Krabbe disease.
This is the main reason why Andrew has decided to make sure that he is doing something to show his support and love for his family and most especially with his new baby brother. It was the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend when he raised more than $6,000 within just two hours of selling lemonades.
The 9-year-old said that aside from helping pay for his baby brother’s hospital bills, he would also like to get him a teddy bear. Andrew’s father is actually the deputy of the Greenwood County and so some of the law enforcers helped out the 9-year-old selling lemonades. His efforts to help his family out definitely inspired some of his educators from Woodfields Elementary. One of the instructional assistants to his school, Jeannie Davis, said that they really are praying for the baby and would do anything to help out her student.
Up to this date, his baby brother Dylan is still in the Pittsburgh hospital seeking further tests and medication. Because of how much her stepson has gained attention for what he’s done, his stepmother Melissa created a Facebook page where they update Dylan’s condition.
She even grabbed the opportunity to thank all the people who have been praying and supporting them in any possible way. She is hoping for more prayers since the baby is still in the same state but is truly grateful especially those who have been donating to help them.
9-Year-Old boy sells lemonade to help pay brother’s hospital bills
A GoFundMe account has also been set up to help the family and so far they have received more than $5,000 in just less than a week. Now, lemonades are not the only thing that Andrew is selling, he now has t-shirts and stickers for sale and is encouraging his patrons to sign on the poster board to show Dylan one day how much people have helped him.
What is Krabbe Disease?
Dylan actually has what they call as Krabbe Disease, not a lot of people actually know what it is because it is so rare, but it is actually one of the deadliest diseases involving the nervous system. Health experts said that this is actually from the genes, which basically means that it is usually passed down from generations.
It is deadly because there are substances that are needed to protect all the never fibers but without it, the brain cells would then start dying, which would then cause the nerves on the brain to malfunction, that would also lead to the other parts of the body to not work as they should be. Infants are usually the one who gets this but the older the person is diagnosed, the fewer symptoms are actually seen.