Boy Gets Best Friend Life-Changing Surgery

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Seven-year-old Quinn was deeply affected when he watched his best friend, Brayden, undergo physical therapy to relieve the pain in his muscles due to cerebral palsy. He quickly told his mom that he wanted to find a way to help his friend.

When Quinn’s mom, Heather, learned from Brayden’s mom, Toni, that the family was trying to get Brayden a possibly life-changing procedure that was not covered by their insurance, Quinn suggested running a lemonade stand to raise the necessary funds.

As news of the lemonade stand spread, through local news outlets and social media, the boys were able to raise more than $20,000 in just six hours! 

Brayden was able to receive the surgery, a procedure called selective percutaneous mio-facial lengthening, which has successfully increased his mobility to the point where he no longer requires braces.

Now, the boys are paying it forward by donating $10,000 to help another family pay for this procedure for 3-year-old Brooke, who was born with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. 

However, Brooke’s family still needs help covering additional medical costs. If you would like to donate, please visit the family’s YouCaring page