Emma Stevens is selling lemonade to raise money for cancer patients. (Source: WOIO)
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -
A local little girl who's a cancer survivor found a great way to reach out to other children going through the same battle that she did.
This week's Romona's Kids is from Garfield Heights.
Emma Stevens may be tiny, but she's making a big difference for kids in the hospital, one glass of lemonade at a time.
The 7-year-old was born with a rare cancer and although she's had a clean bill of health since 2009, she still needs yearly checkups.
Last year, she came up with the idea for a lemonade stand, and raised over $700 for Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital's Treasure Box of Toys.
"When kids are in the hospital or they receive treatments, they get to pick out of the little treasure boxes, and that was her biggest thing when she went, she couldn't wait to go to the treasure box," said heather Stevens, Emma's mother. "Now she just wants to help keep filling the treasure box with new and fun things for everyone."
So, what made Emma want to raise money for cancer?
"I just wanted to give back, to be nice," said Emma.
"To know that a child is thinking about other children who are going through what she went through, makes me proud," said Heather Stevens.
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