6-Year-Old Boy Took To Selling Lemonades So He Could Take His Mum Out On A Date After His Dad Passed Away From Colon Cancer
July 29, 2019 16:26 By Fabiosa
Even amid a tragedy, kids can bring immeasurable joy, and little Brady is proof of that.
Colon cancer is a form of cancer which begins in the last part of the digestive tract, that is, the larger intestine and then affects the colon.
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Although this form of cancer is more common in adults, it can afflict younger people, including children.
It usually begins as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps that form on the inside of the colon, which sometimes can become colon cancers.
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There is no exact cause of colon cancer, but regular screening, healthy diet, and adequate exercise are ways to prevent its occurrence.
People have their peculiar way of dealing with grief, and as for 6-year-old Brady Campbell, he decided to make lemonades with the lemons life handed him.
Brady lost his father, Brandon Campbell, to colon cancer, but before his father passed, they both came up with an idea to keep his mum company.
The plan was to take his mother on little dates, which Brady decided that he would be paying for, so he and his dad figured out a way around it.
The day after Brady's father finally passed away, Brady opened his lemonade stand to make enough money to take his mum out.
Brady charged '25 cents or best offer' per cup and his family and friends came around to support him by making purchases.
The sales even caught the attention of a Denver police officer who called in other police officers to participate in the sales.
On his first day, Brady made up to $244. Touched by his actions, a neighbor set up a virtual lemonade stand on GoFundMe to raise even more money for Brady, his mom, and for cancer research.
Speaking about the response to Brady's Lemonade sales, Brady's mum, Amanda said it warmed her heart to see so many people respond positively.
"You could just feel the warmth and energy and such a positive thing in such a tragic time for us. It really lifted our spirits and really made Brady so happy. Brandon was a savvy businessman and wanted to teach Brady all those lessons, and I could just see it happening."
Brady is still planning the date with his mum, and they might even make it a weekly occurrence.
Ways to help a child deal with grief
In helping a child deal with pain, communication is very crucial as listening to the child, and talking with the child is all too important.
It is also necessary to comfort the child. Help them feel better and remind them about the favorite memories of the person lost.
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Finally, give the kid time to heal as time is the best medicine.
Brady's actions towards his father's demise are truly iconic and inspirational. There is no doubt his dad would be so proud of him!