7-Year-Old Hero Crowdfunds for Friend with Cerebral Palsy

By: News 10
By: News 10

Quinn Callender, a 7-year-old from British Columbia, has a classmate and friend, Brayden Grozdanich, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Quinn learned Brayden had a chance at walking without the assistance of leg braces through an expensive surgery in the U.S.

Quinn knew what he had to do.

Quinn told his mother and father that he wanted to set up a lemonade stand, with the goal of raising money for Brayden.

While Quinn began building a lemonade stand, his mom, Heather Roney, got to work putting together a crowdfunding sourcing to fundraise the $20,000 needed for surgery and travel (which is linked in the sidebar).

"I said let's think bigger than that, let's go bigger," Roney shared. "So I put a website together and put it on my Facebook. I shared it, and my friends shared it, and it took off from there."

Brayden, whose right arm and leg have been affected by the disease, has to rely on the assistance of leg braces to walk. Surgeries in Canada could leave Brayden in a wheelchair. Surgery, however, in New Jersey, is less invasive.

By the time the boys opened up shop outside a local grocery store, they had already surpassed their goal.

Currently, Quinn's YouCaring.com page has raised over double the cost of travel and surgery, at $55,000.


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