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Boy, 9, raises nearly $30K at lemonade stand for grandfather with cancer

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By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LAS CRUCES, Calif. —When Angel Sanchez’ grandfather was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in December, the boy decided he would try to raise $100 to help.

With help from his mother, Sanchez, 9, built a yellow lemonade stand.

Through support from the community, he has been able to raise $6,700 through a GoFundMe and another $21,766 while the stand was open Saturday, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News.

“If you build it they will come,” his mother Chastity Sanchez told the Sun-News. “The response from the community, I can’t believe this, I really can’t believe it. It doesn’t feel real, but I’m so humbled.”

Hundreds of residents lined up for a cup with one thirsty and generous drinker plunking down $250 to help Sanchez.

“He understands that people are helping him to help his grandfather. But he is also just a boy and it can be hard,” Chastity Sanchez said. “He doesn’t really understand what $100 is, which was his goal. What he’s wanted is to just help his grandpa not have to worry.”

View gofundme page.

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