When Life Gives You Heart Problems

…Make lemonade. At least, that’s the motto of nine-year-old New Mexico resident Addison Witulski.

Upon finding out that her grandparents were concerned with getting her younger brother Kaden to Houston, Texas for a heart surgery, Witulski decided to take matters into her own hands. She rounded up her friends Emily and Erica Borden and set to work selling cups of ice cold lemonade and one of a kind drawings crafted by Witulski herself.

Though her drinks and works of art only sold for around twenty-five cents each, the determined group of girls made over $500 to donate to the younger Witulski sibling’s journey to Houston.

Kim Allred, grandmother and caregiver of Addison and her little brother, was floored by the the depth of human kindness expressed by such a young soul. Allred says of her granddaughter: “She helps me more than I help her sometimes.” She also describes the sense of amazement she felt upon realizing that the nine-year-old could have just as easily spent her hard earned cash on new toys or clothes, but instead stuck to her goal of helping her brother get his heart surgery.

To help their efforts, a few of the local police officers also paid a visit and purchased a cup of their own, bumping up the girls’ grand total to $568.10.

Aside from his sister’s successful lemonade business, Kaden’s family has also set up a GoFundMe account in the hopes of garnering more support for the young boy’s surgery. Check it out here: https://www.gofundme.com/263zwec

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