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Jenni Chase

Ill boy's best friend does something amazing for him

 
Posted July 11th, 2014 @ 10:36am

At the risk of sounding like the biggest cliche on the planet, life handed a little boy lemons recently, and his best friend decided to fight back with lemonade.

When 7-year-old Brayden Grozdanich, who has cerebral palsy, needed money for an expensive surgery that would enable him to start walking without braces, his best friend Quinn Callender sprang into action.

The Canadian boy, who's also 7, asked his parents if he could start a lemonade stand to raise money for Quinn's operation.

Soon, local news media got involved, as well as a crowd-funding campaign and before the boys knew it, they raised over $55,000. (The surgery costs $15,000, not including travel to New Jersey – where the surgery is taking place – and physical therapy afterwards.)

When asked why Quinn went to all this trouble to help his friend with this costly surgery, Quinn simply and beautifully responded, "Because he's a really good guy."

We can all use a reminder like that now and then

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