When first-grader was diagnosed at the end of the school year with a rare form of brain cancer, three Oak Lawn sisters wanted to do something to cheer up their friend.
The Sheahan girls—Molly, 8, and kid twin sisters Katie and Annie, 6—held a lemonade stand on their driverway on Saturday. The girls were hoping to sell enough lemonade to raise $35 for a gift card to give to their friend Abby so she could buy herself a present at Target.
Word spread through social media about the lemonade stand on Saturday. An Oak Forest mom brought her two children to drop off a donation after reading about the girls’ lemonade stand on the Oak Lawn Patch Facebook page.
“We made $80 before we even opened,” the girls' mom, Carol Sheahan, told Patch. “People were saying they were going out of town but wanted to drop off donations.”
Abby was diagnosed in May with high-grade astrocytoma, a form of brain cancer. Treatment of the disease includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Last weekend, a carnival fundraiser was held for the first-grader at
Decked out in their camouflage “We R Abby’s Army” T-shirts, the Sheahan girls did a brisk business selling lemonade for 25-cents a glass. Classmates brought plastic bags full of change to lend to the cause.
“The mayor’s here,” Molly said, a little surprised by all the attention.
At the end of the day, the Sheahan sisters’ “Fight Like A Girl” lemonade stand raised over $920 for their friend.
Editor's note: We're happy to announce that Molly, Katie and Annie raised $920 from their lemonade stand to buy a Target gift card so their friend Abby "can buy herself something to make her happy."