Six-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises $10,000 For Dad’s Cancer Treatment
Lemonade stands are usually symbolic of the carefree nature of youth. Six-year old Drew Cox, however, has had to grow up fast. That’s because his dad, Randy, was recently diagnosed with seminoma, a rare form of cancer.
So when Drew put a lemonade stand out in front of his Gladewater, TX, home on Saturday, he did so to raise money for his father’s treatment. Word about Drew’s efforts quickly spread throughout the East Texas community, and soon the line for his lemonade stretched down the street.
Drew netted over $10,000 for his day’s work.
“He is so important to me. We like to play with each other,” Drew said of his dad in an interview with KLTV. “Lots of times we like to play games.”
Seminoma is generally pretty treatable, and Randy’s prognosis is good. So hopefully the next time Drew sets up his lemonade stand he can use the proceeds for more age-appropriate stuff like candy and baseball cards.
We also got a tip from a listener that all proceeds made from the children’s book “Tiaras and Pink Frosting” by Deanna L. Scott between now and May 1st will go toward helping the Cox family. The book explains cancer and provides empowerment for little girls with cancer to fight back. You can purchase the book at amazon.com. Deanna, the author of the book, is from the Wichita Falls area and her decision to donate the proceeds from her book to the Cox family is very dear to her heart because she herself is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric eye cancer.