by: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
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.
“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.”