A day we will never forget
Before I turned all the remaining lights out I had to tell you, thank you.
What an amazing experience today was for me… to sponsor 4 young girls, ages 10-15 and watch them flourish as they invited and convinced various groups of park goers to taste and buy a glass of their “special’ lemonade.
The girls chose as their charity Texas Children’s Hospital and toward the end of the day a very skinny and shy young boy on his bike with his Mom…just happened to stop by and ask us what and who we were. As if anything, just happens…anyway, this very special young man who was soft spoken pulled his bike up right to our stand- as his mother hesitated- so tangible was her discomfort we all could sense it and wondered why. When he looked closer at our sign and heard about the reason we were selling lemonade and what charity- he told his mom firmly that he wanted to buy a glass from us. As we poured one for him the girls also gave one to his mother who was a bit stand offish and would not engage other than to say, thank you for the lemonade. After he told us his story we realized why…He told us that he, in fact, was waiting for a donor in order to have a heart transplant as soon as possible to take place at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Well, this squarely brought home to our young entrepreneurs the message of hard work and charity in a way that NONE of us will ever forget. The girls are going to give their donation to Texas Children’s Hospital in his name.
I know that we will tell this story many more times and with gratitude for a day that changed all our lives forever.
Lemonade Day was a day that we will never forget.
We recently got to sit down with these girls and talk to them … there’s even a song