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9-year-old raises $6,000 for sick brother selling lemonade

2 years 6 months 2 days ago Monday, May 28 2018 May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018 2:33 PM May 28, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A 9-year-old South Carolina boy selling lemonade to help his sick baby brother has raised nearly $6,000 in two hours.

Andrew Emery wants to help his parents pay for the medical bills for his little brother Dylan. The infant suffers from Krabbe disease, a rare and often lethal neurological condition.

So on Saturday, Emery spent two hours at a used truck dealership Southern Wheels in Greenwood, selling lemonade and #TeamDylan t-shirts. He raised $5,860 to be added to $1,300 raised at a Friday benefit concert and $5,600 from a GoFundMe site for his brother, currently in a Pittsburgh hospital.

Andrew told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that he wants to buy his baby brother a teddy bear along with paying his medical bills.

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