Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Heartwarming Story of the Week

This is my favorite story of the week so far: A little girl in Florida who lost her mother to breast cancer decided to set up a lemonade stand to help raise a little money for the hospital where her mother had been given such good care in her final days. But "a little money" turned into a lot as people got word of what she was doing, and some businesses pitched in as well, and when all was said and done, Victoria Petrucelly's stand raised $24,000 for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center of Orlando, where officials were understandably shocked at the large donation.

(While searching for this story online, I also ran across quite a few links to Alex's Lemonade Stand, a similar idea launched by a kid, but in this case, Alex herself had cancer, and the money went toward fighting the disease at the childhood level. Though Alex succumbed to cancer in 2004, her lemonade stand spawned a foundation that continues to this day.)

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