Inspiring 6 Year-Old Starts Lemonade Stand For Sick DadSerge Bielanko
When six year old Drew Cox of East Texas started making lemonade this past Saturday morning, he had a hunch.
“I was thinking that everybody would come,” he told television station KLTV.
But still. No one could have predicted the amazing outpouring of support that would unfold by day’s end. A few months ago Drew’s 30 year old father, Randy, was diagnosed with Seminoma cancer. And even though the family does have insurance, the younger Cox just knew he had to step in to help his best buddy, his dad.
“”He is so important to me, we love to play with each other,” he told the station.
So, the TV took it upon itself to help spread the word about the young boy’s heartfelt effort. By the time Drew opened his lemonade stand outside of his family’s home on Walnut Street in Gladewater, traffic was lined up down the block. It stayed that way for the rest of the day, too. People came from far and wide to buy cups of Drew’s brew for 25 cents a cup.
When it came time to tally the receipts that evening, over $10,000 had been raised.
“He has a great heart and a special place in his heart for his Daddy,” Drew’s mom, Tonya told KLTV.
Randy Cox is currently in his fourth round of chemotherapy treatments and according to the family, the travel required to obtain the care Cox needs has been costly beyond their insurance coverage.
“I just made this because I wanted to help him pay his bills,” Drew told the news station.
“I just like that everybody came.”
To donate to Randy Cox, visit Giveforward.com/randycox.
Photo Credit: KLTV-TV, http://www.kltv.com
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