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Boy raises $50K for sick friend with lemonade stand

Published On: Jul 09 2014 10:38:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2014 11:00:28 AM CDT
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A 7-year-old raised more than $50,000 for his sick friend through a lemonade stand and the help of his parents and social media.

Quinn Callender, of British Columbia, started the stand after hearing that his friend, Brayden Grozdanich, needed a $20,000 surgery that would help him walk.

Brayden suffers from cerebral palsy. The surgery is far less invasive if performed in the United States.

"When I got home, I wanted to tell my mommy and daddy that I wanted to do a lemonade stand to help raise money to help him," Quinn told the CBC.

On Sunday, Quinn set up shop outside a local grocery store. Firefighters helped promote the stand.

Quinn's mother, Heather Roney, also created a page for donations on the crowdfunding site YouCaring.com.

As of Wednesday morning, 614 people had donated more than $55,000.

According to Roney, all proceeds raised above $20,000 will be used to help Brayden's family pay for travel and physical therapy.

Brayden's surgery has been scheduled for August.

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