Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Boy sells lemonade to buy hypo-sniffing dog

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Mark Rinkel is one super kid. He has been selling fresh-squeezed lemonade to raise money for his younger brother Jason, aged 9 years, who has type 1 diabetes. Jason often has hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) overnight, and the Rinkel family is seeking a specially trained dog to detect and alert the family during times of Jason's hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.They pledged to raise $6,000 of the $16,000-$25,000 total cost for a service dog.

Mark is one heckuva entrepreneur. By this past Sunday evening, he had raised nearly $4,000. It is not just lemonade sales, people are writing sizable checks as they sip on refreshing Jason-Ade. Mark's mom, Marisa Rinkel, shared that besides the work behind the lemonade stand, Mark has also created a website to solicit donations for the cause. Makes your heart sing. Check out the story from ABC 7 News/Denver.

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