New Bedford Mom Writes Letter About Lemonade Day
What kind of an effect does Lemonade Day have on our kids? Listen to this New Bedford mom call into the Michael Rock Show this morning to share her son's story. The audio is below.
Read Chantell's letter here.
My children had a lemonade stand yesterday called Squeeze the Day, it was located on Acushnet Ave. They had so many cars, bikes, and even 18 wheelers stop by. Including Gazelle and 2018 Miss Southcoast. My children had set a goal to raise at least $200 for my son's 7 year old friend Tyrese and his dad. At the age of 7 Tyrese had suffered from 11 strokes, many seizure and just had one of his lungs removed in April. My son loves his best friend and asked if he could give him his lung. I explained how he was unable to donate his lung, but we could find another way. My sister heard of Lemonade day and signed us up. I honestly thought we may raise only like $40 and I would sneak in some more money because my son was so excited to do this for his friend. With so many people in this city stopping by to support all the kids in New Bedford, my son was able to raise $440. I thought my son may ask to keep some of the money, but he was over joyed with the amount he raised and wanted to rush it over to his friend's house. When he delivered the money with a bright smile it soon turned to tears because his friend and dad was so thankful and cried, that my son couldn't hold back his tears. As we left my son said "Mommy and daddy it feels so good to help someone!" We thank you all at Fun 107 and Bay Coast Bank for supporting this day for all the children in South coast. We also would love to thank everyone within the city who stopped by. This day has taught my children so much from running a business, to mangaing money, and help others in need. Our children are our future we need more events like Lemonade day to shape our children into extraordinary children. --Chantell Baptista
Lemonade Day 2018 is possible, thanks to our Main Squeeze Baycoast Bank, ProGroup Contracting, Frugal Franks, Sonic of Somerset, Auclair's Market, Andrew's Fruit & Produce, Top Shelf Bar & Grill and Cape Air.