7 Year Old Boy Does The Unthinkable and Does This To Pay For Best Friend's Surgery

Cole Damon September 24th 2017 Inspiration
When Quinn Callander found that his friend needed an expensive surgery to walk without braces, he quickly sprung into action to try funding the treatment himself - using the one way he knew how - by setting up a lemonade stand. The young entrepreneur first took permission from his mother and without wasting any time found a spot near a grocery shop to start selling lemonade and fund the surgery.ng lemonade to fund the surgery.
His friend has cerebral palsy
Quinn and his friend Brayden Grozdanich are from Canada and have quickly become the best of friends since kindergarten. But Brayden has cerebral palsy, a debilitating disease which affects the essential motor functions of the body, limiting mobility.
A powerful friendship
Quinn and his friend Brayden Grozdanich are from Canada and have quickly become the best of friends since kindergarten. But Brayden has cerebral palsy, a debilitating disease which affects the essential motor functions of the body, limiting mobility.
Brayden was went through painful physiotherapy
In order to retain some control over his motor functions and prevent the systematic loss of his body's movement, Brayden would routinely go through painful and difficult physiotherapy. Least to say, the treatment took its toll on the boy.
His parents learnt about an expensive surgery
Brayden's parents quickly learnt of a rare and expensive surgery which could allow the boy to walk without braces. The only problem was that it wasn't available in Canada, which meant they would have to pay for the expensive surgery by themselves.
It cost $20,000
While Canada offers universal health care, it doesn't really hold any jurisdiction over an expensive surgery all the way in New Jersey, United States does it? Well no. So when Quinn learnt of the price tag, he decided to do something about it.
The world learnt about his noble mission
Fuelled by his optimism and fiery determination, Quinn established the lemonade stand hoping for the best. Obviously the little one could never fund the operation himself, but the world eventually learnt of his noble goal and decided to pitch in.
Quinn's mother comes up with a novel idea
When Quinn's mother saw how hard her son was struggling to help with his friend's surgery, she came up with a bright idea - one which gave new found strength to the campaign. They established an online fundraising page and posted a heartfelt video featuring both boys.
Complete strangers decided to help him
Everyone was moved so much by his noble mission that they not only helped the boys reach their goal of raising $20,000 but went above and beyond, donating over $55,000 for Braydon's surgery which is scheduled in August. "It's unbelievable", says Tony Grozdanich, Braydon's mom.
The boys can now get help
Brayden's surgery and the travel expenses to the specialist clinic in New Jersey, United States are now more than covered by the campaign. Brayden will soon be able to walk without braces and can make do without the painful physiotherapy courses.
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a disease which starts affecting infants while they're still inside their mother's wombs. It is caused when damage occurs to the developing, immature brain. Symptoms of the dangerous disease show up during preschool years.
How cerebral palsy affects the body
People with cerebral palsy gradually lose control over their body's motor functions, suffering with impaired movement, rigidity of the limbs and involuntary movements. It can also affect their mental health resulting in intellectual disabilities, seizures and even loss of vision and hearing.
Preventing cerebral palsy
While most cases of cerebral palsy cannot be controlled, parents can take a few steps to mitigate its effects. These include vaccination against diseases such as rubella (which can lead to infection in the brian), being healthy during pregnancy and preventing premature pregnancy.
Statistics about the disease
Around 500,000 children and adults show symptoms of cerebral palsy in one form or another. 40% of those affected will probably have a severe case. There really is no cure of cerebral palsy, but its effects can be minimized.
The boys teach us an exemplary lesson
The boys have imparted the entire world with an important lesson: that of hope and determination. Never let life bog you down with all its problems, learn to see light in darkness and navigate out of your problems with a smile.
But what about the extra money?
All that extra money won't be going into the young children's coffers at all. Instead, the remainder of the money will be used to help fund another child with cerebral palsy. Everyone stands to gain from donating and no one gets overindulged with the extra money.


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