LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A 10-year-old boy with autism is doing what he can for his little brother, who’s battling a rare genetic disorder.
Haden Edwards, 10, opened a stand in his front yard, so he can sell his drawings for $1.
“I just like to see Max happy,” Haden told WCNC. “Spending time with him is my favorite thing to do.”
All the money he earns is going towards buying toys from his brother, Max.
Max, 7, is coping with numerous health issues, including neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors to grow in his brain.
“[Max] would prefer to stay comfortable in a bed and it’s very important to all of us, especially Haden, that we give Max a reason to want to fight,” said the boys’ mother, Cynthia.
Cynthia helped Haden share flyers in their neighborhood, publicizing his small business. It ended up being a hit.
“People just started coming around, we get messages or phone calls or people just stop by the house and want to know if Haden’s drawing anything recently,” Cynthia said.
The family started a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical bills and special outings to keep Max’s spirits high.