A nine-year-old leukemia survivor hoped to raise $1,000 with the help of her lemonade stand on Thursday outside the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on Hespeler Road. Her name is Kylie Hass and she was fundraising to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, near McMaster Children’s Hospital where she received cancer treatment when she was just two. Hass lives in Simcoe with her family and she needed treatment for two years to battle leukemia. She says the Ronald McDonald House was her family’s home away from home while she received treatment until she was four. If you have not had a child fighting for their life in hospital you can only imagine how hard it is – “Life just stopped for a second,” said Kylie’s mother, Brooke Hass.
Seven years later she is cancer free, and now wants to give back to those who helped her during that time. Her goal with the stand was to be able to raise $1000.00 to donate but at the time the story came out, while her stand was still open, she had already passed that goal. If there is a full total released in the future we will update this story.
Update: The amount raised was over $7,500.
It is important that kids have family around, and you ever questioned that you need only watch the video in your Good News Story of the Day here to be reminded of that. It is great that Kylie is able to be here to give back and that she is so successful at it.
Story and Image from CTV News Kitchener.