8-year-old girl from Central Texas sells lemonade to help her sick uncle
Every year Brady Vacek and her grandmother pick a project that will help Brady raise the money to buy herself something special, but this year is a little different. "We're doing it for someone special," said Brady. Last week 8-year-old Brady found out her Uncle Rob has kidney cancer and Brady loves rob a whole lot. "Probably as big as the universe," said Brady. So Brady decided to take all the work she had put into a lemonade stand and use it to raise money for her uncle. "Because I wanted to get something special, but then I heard that he was sick," said Brady. "She came to me last week and said, 'Granny, I would like any money that I make for my lemonade stand to go to Uncle Rob,'" said Catherine Vacek, Brady's grandmother. "Because it's more important than getting something for my own," said Brady. Brady spent the last week making sure the lemonade was just right. "I would think it would taste sweet and delicious," said Brady. The young entrepreneur made signs, menus and cookies. "Lemonade is $.50, cookies are $.25, and there's a combo, which is one lemonade and two cookies, for $.75," said Brady. "She said, 'This is going to be the best lemonade stand,' and I said, 'Yes it will,'" said Catherine. "She did every sign, she made every cookie, so she's a real trooper and I'm real proud of her," Catherine added. Brady's lemonade stand will be open again on Sunday. "Because everybody would want some kind of lemonade or something because it's always hot outside," said Brady. "It just says summer and it says Fourth of July and it all goes together," said Catherine. The lemonade stand is located at 10502 Glass Mountain Trail in Austin. "You should probably come to our lemonade stand because it tastes really good," said Brady.
If you can't make it there and you still want to help Brady's cause, there is a fund set up for Robert Kent at Bank of San Angelo. Their number is 325-947-8400.