Six Year Old Raises $10,000 For Sick Dad
Drew Cox Raises $10,000 With Lemonade Stand
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S six year old has used the proceeds of his lemonade stand sales to help his sick dad.
When Drew Cox hoped to make a little money to help out his dad, Randy Cox, who was diagnosed with Seminoma cancer three months ago, he couldn't have anticipated the amount of money he'd raise.
Randy Cox, of Gladewater, Texas, is dad to three kids and faces large medical bills. His son simply wanted to help out.
Drew told KLTV news that is dad is "so important to me, we love to play with each other."
Drew set up a lemonade stand business and charged 25 cents a cup, earning $10,000 at the end of the day through some very generous contributions.
One of Drew's customers told KLTV, "It's the best place in town to get lemonade."
Cars, in fact, were lined up down the street to buy the lemonade.
Drew said of the turnout, "I was thinking that everybody would come." Too cute.
He got the idea for the lemonade stand, put out a sign that said "Help My Dad," and the community really pitched in to help.
Robin McDaniel, one of the patrons to Drew's stand, said, "From a small child, you know that love can come from a small child and just blossom into something so amazing."
One attendee wrote a $5,000 check to the family.
His family says they are "so grateful" for those who visited the lemonade stand.
Drew's idea is similar to young entrepreneur Alex Scott, who used a lemonade stand to raise money for medical research. Alex, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, donated her money to doctors to find a cure, but passed away in 2004. Her parents continue to keep her idea alive with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.