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

Playing South Carolina Boy's Lemonade Stand Raises Nearly $6,000 to Help Baby Brother

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. 

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