When You Give a Child a Lemon... He Makes LemonadeMonday, May 14, 2012 By Co-Editor Breana Stodden
It is always cute when a young child doesn’t eat all their candy because they want to share it with their parents, or when they run up and hug their parents for no reason and say, “I love you!” But what about a kid who wants to help pay for his dad’s medical bills and actually does something to help make it happen? Recently in Texas, a six year old boy named Drew Cox raised over $10,000 working a lemonade stand to raise money for his dad who has been diagnosed with cancer. He didn’t make much at first, but he was trying his best for his dad. Then his neighbors found out about what this little boy was doing and why he was doing it, and before he knew it, he was making cup after cup of lemonade. People filled the block to come and help this sweet little boy out. Everyone who heard about it wanted to contribute some. Within a day, Drew raised over $10,000. I think that is absolutely amazing and so sweet. This proves that ANYONE can make a difference, even a little boy. It started small with good intentions, but who thought he could ever make that big of a difference? And people are still donating money! This article was on Yahoo!, and readers have been donating money as well. Most of those people don’t even know this guy, but because of what that little boy did and it caught people's attention, everyone wants to help out. All because of this one child. He proves that everyone can make a difference. Someone might not be able to do it all on their own, but anyone can start to make a difference and get help to get the job done. Even if you feel small and insignificant, you still matter and can make a difference. People think they don’t matter, but everyone does. This is a little boy who hasn’t had the opportunity to do much in life yet, and he was already able to make a difference. At an FFA leadership conference, there was a saying that said “it takes one person to start the ripple,” meaning it only takes one to start making a difference. It started with Drew, then grew to the community, and then to Yahoo! readers. So regardless of age, anyone can make a difference. This started within just that Texas community, but now people are donating from everywhere to help this guy because of one six year old boy. You can make a difference too; change someone’s life like Drew did.