9-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand Raises $6,000 for Sick Baby Brother in Just 2 Hours

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

A South Carolina boy set up a lemonade stand and helped raise $6,000 for his baby brother, who is suffering from a terminal illness. 

Andrew Emery, 9, wanted to help pay the medical bills for his newborn brother, Dylan, who suffers from Krabbe disease, a rare and often deadly neurological condition.

Andrew always wanted to be a big brother and got his wish when Dylan was born six months ago, CBS News reported.

And as any doting big brother would do, Andrew opened up a lemonade stand in Greenwood Saturday. He called the event #TeamDylan, which attracted community members from far and wide, looking to support the cause.

In just two hours, Andrew raised $6,000 after he says people gave him $100 bills and $20 bills for a cup of lemonade. 

“Words can't describe how proud I am of Andrew," his father, Jeff Emery, told CBS News. "To be 9 years old and to put his little brother first. It's really hard to describe how proud I am of him. I tell him, but I don't think he understands."

The family has also set up a GoFundMe page that has so far risen more than $26,000 from their initial $20,000 goal in just 10 days. 
Andrew says he wants to pay for his little brother’s medical bills and buy him a teddy bear. 

“I tell him I love him and he smiles at me and I give him a kiss and stuff,” he told CBS News. 

The family is also selling #TeamDylan merchandise like shirts and cups.  

They also have a Facebook page set up where they give updates on the baby's condition. 


Teen Scores Invite to the Royal Wedding Thanks to Her Charity Work

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Ask for Charity Donations Instead of Wedding Gifts

10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Donates More Than 10,000 Toys to Charity