One girl in Cleveland is trying to sell enough lemonade to help a Cleveland police officer with a life-threatening disease. Dozens gathered to support the effort Saturday.
At 11, Destiny Rice is doing what many kids do during the summer to earn a quick buck: sell homemade lemonade.
But every dollar earned on Saturday won't be hers to keep.
Destiny is donating all of the profit from her lemonade stand to a man she never knew, until she read about his battle on Facebook.
"I felt bad for him and his family," Destiny said.
"I wanted to have a lemonade stand for myself, but I figured I would do one for him to help his family," said Destiny.
At her first lemonade sale, Destiny raised more than $200.
Cindy Carter, Destiny's grandmother, said she did everything she could to contribute.
"She was concerned that it wasn't enough money, so she cleaned out all her purses and added that to the total," said Carter.
Destiny still wanted to raise more, so she organized Saturday's sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Gabrile Asta, Adkins' mother-in-law, attended Destiny's event in his honor.
"He's overwhelmed. I see can tears sometimes coming from his eyes," Asta said.
Anyone interested in making a donation to the Adkins family can contact the Second Police District at 216-623-5220.
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