A 6-year-old East Texas boy's efforts to help his father lessen the burden of expensive cancer treatments with a lemonade stand have paid off: Young Drew Cox's lemonade stand raised over $10,000 in a single day.

After word spread of the little lemonade stand owner's fundraising initiative, people came from miles around to purchase a 25 cent cup. "We never thought it was going to be this big, I just thought it was going to be a fun Saturday afternoon with the boys," said Drew's mom Tonya. "It's incredible."

With the help of one generous donor who put up a $5,000 check, the family managed to raise over $10,000.


"He is so important to me," Drew said of his dad, Randy, who was diagnosed with a rare non-testicular form of seminoma three months ago. "We like to play with each other; Lots of times we like to play games."

If you would like to take part in helping the father of three, you can do so on his GiveForward page.


[photos via KLTV, GiveForward]