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7-Year-Old Canadian Boy Raises $50,000 For Best Friend's Surgery

| by Amanda Schallert

A 7-year-old boy in Canada has raised more than $50,000 for his best friend so he can get surgery for cerebral palsy.

With the combination of his lemonade stand earnings and the help of an online crowdfunding campaign set up by his parents, Quinn Callender is trying to make it so his friend Brayden Grozdanich, 7, can walk despite his disease, according to the Daily Mail.

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The two friends are both beaver scouts, but Brayden sometimes has a hard time keeping up with the other beaver scouts because of his troubles walking.

After learning that his friend had to undergo surgery, Quinn set up a lemonade stand in front of a local grocery store to raise money for Brayden.

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“When I got home, I wanted to tell my mommy and daddy that I wanted to do a lemonade stand to help raise money to help him,” Quinn said.

The surgery was estimated to cost $20,000.

“He built (a lemonade stand) out of cardboard, and I said ‘let's think bigger than that,’” said Heather Roney, Quinn’s mom. '"Let's go bigger."'

So the family launched 'My Buddy Brayden toward the beginning of July and donations started adding up fast.

On the site, Quinn has a message that says, “Please help me raise money to help my friend Brayden, he is a really good guy.”

Source: Daily Mail