Making an IMPACT: Alex Scott

Alex Scott used her lemonade stand to raise money to help sick children.

Have you ever heard the old phrase, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” It means when something bad, or sour like a lemon happens, you can still make something good, or sweet like lemonade, out of it.

Something terrible happened to a girl named Alexandra “Alex” Scott. She had a disease called cancer. It made her very sick. She had to go to the hospital many times. When she was four years old, she told her parents she wanted to open a lemonade stand. She said that she wanted to give the money to doctors. Then they could help other kids, the way they helped her. This was her way of making lemonade out of a lemon.

When she got out of the hospital, she did open that lemonade stand. It made $2,000 dollars in its first day. As people heard about Alex’s story, they opened their own lemonade stands. They gave the money to Alex. What started out as one lemonade stand, became a large charity [a group that raises money for those in need] called Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Sadly, Alex passed away when she was eight years old. Alex’s Lemonade Stand still raises money to help people with cancer. It has raised millions of dollars to help people. Even though Alex was very young, she made a huge impact on people’s lives.

What About You? What can you do to make an impact on people’s lives?

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