Six-Year-Old Boy Earns $10,000 Selling Lemonade

Sat, April 21, 2012 12:00pm EST by 2 Comments
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A little boy set up a lemonade stand selling cups for 25 cents and made $10,000 to help his father with cancer bills — how sweet!

Six-year-old Drew Cox of Gladewater, Texas decided on April 14 to raise money for his father Randy Cox by selling lemonade. Drew’s father was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer three months ago and he thought that he could help with the medical bills by using his lemonade stand. 

The stand started out small, but once word of his efforts passed on, cars were lining up to contribute to his unbelievably heartwarming gesture, KLTV reports.

“He is so important to me, we love to play with each other,” Drew tells the Texas television channel.

The amount raised by young Drew by the end of the day was more than $10,000. One customer wrote Drew a check for $5,000 — the lemonade was only 25 cents a cup!

Other efforts are set up to raise money for his cause via an account on GiveForward, set up by a childhood friend of Randy. $3,790 has been donated so far!

The donation page reads: “Doctors gave an excellent prognosis and thinks he only needs 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 2 medications. He goes 6 hours a day for a week and then off for two weeks before the next cycle begins, Randy is a loving husband to Tonya Cooley Cox and has three adorable little boys Drew (6), Jake (4) and Micah (7 months). This is a family that has cast their worries upon God and has many prayer warriors. As a grade school classmate of Randy’s and dance class friend of Tonya’s, my heart went out to them when I saw Randy’s post on Facebook about his diagnosis and wanted to get them as much financial and spiritual support as possible.”

Congrats to little Drew and best of luck to his family!

HollywoodLifers, can you believe Drew made $10,000 selling lemonade?


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