After Dad's Death, Denver Boy, 6, Sells Lemonade To Pay To Take Mom On Date


DENVER- A 6-year-old boy in Colorado fulfilled a promise he made to his dying father, opening a lemonade stand so he could raise cash to take his mother on a date.

Brady Campbell, of Denver, began selling lemonade the day after his father, Brandon Campbell, died of colon cancer July 7, KDVR reported. He was 37.

"My dad and I came up with the idea of a lemonade stand to take my mom on a date because I didn't have enough money and I wanted to pay, so I did it," Brady told the television station.

Brady said he charged "25 cents or best offer" for the drink. 

His mother, Amanda Campbell, said 75 people showed up the first day, KDVR reported.

“It brought me so much joy, in truly such a moment of devastation,” Amanda Campbell told KCNC.

Brady raised $244 on his first day of selling. He got a boost when a neighbor set up a virtual lemonade stand through a GoFundMe page,KDVR reported. As of Friday morning, more than $8,400 had been raised to benefit the Brandon Campbell Memorial Fund at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.

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