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4-year-old raises nearly $500 with lemonade stand to help fight cancer

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A 4-year-old North Carolina boy started a lemonade stand to help raise money in honor of 5-year-old Ila Haskin.

Ila died last Thursday after a battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an aggressive terminal brain cancer according to ABC 13.

“He is capable of anything he puts his mind to. I don’t want anyone to tell him that doing something little won’t make a difference.”

“We’re going to give it to science so no more kids get sick anymore,” said Caiden Hampton.

Caiden and his mom, Amber, started a lemonade stand Thursday morning.

They sold lemonade for $1 a cup and ended up raising nearly $500.

Amber said there’s a lesson in this for her son.

“He is capable of anything he puts his mind to,” she said. “I don’t want anyone to tell him that doing something little won’t make a difference.”

Amber plans to submit the money to the childhood cancer foundation this weekend.

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