Posted: Jun 23, 2013 1:52 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 23, 2013 1:53 PM
JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - A small girl's lemonade stand provided a little money and a big shot of encouragement to a southeast Missouri family going through a tough time. Savannah Smith of Jackson turns 8 this month. She wanted to do something to help 8-month-old Braxtyn Wysocki. He was diagnosed in May with a rare form of cancer that causes a tumor in deep layers of the skin.
Treatment required weekly trips to a hospital in St. Louis. Braxtyn's mother, Brittni Wysocki, advertised for a portable DVD player on a social network site to help keep Braxtyn occupied. Savannah's mother, Sara Smith, saw the posting and gave Wysocki a portable DVD player.
The Southeast Missourian reports that Savannah wanted to help, too, so she started a lemonade stand to help pay for gas.