MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - Two Montville Police officers stopped by a local lemonade stand and surprised the kids hosting it. But this lemonade stand is no ordinary summer tradition. The children hosting it are working to raise money in honor of their St. Francis Xavier School classmate, Jake Krahe.
Jake was diagnosed in 2007 with Cystinosis at just 19 months old. He needed medications around the clock and a feeding tube. Four years later, Jake is growing stronger, and has an amazing attitude.
The young students are donating all the proceeds to the Cystinosis Research Foundation. Approximately 2,000 children are affected worldwide.
Montville Police posted the following on their Facebook page:
"Officer Eckstine and Lieutenant Neil found time to stop by this lemonade stand today and donate to a great cause. The young ladies hosting this stand are donating all of their proceeds to the Cystinosis Research Foundation in honor of their friend and St. Francis Xavier School classmate, Jake Krahe. We honor and admire what these young ladies are doing to make a difference in someone else's life, their deeds do not go unnoticed and are touching in a time when all that we tend to hear about is the negativity in society."
For more information on Jake and Cystinosis, and how you can help, visit the Cystinosis Research Foundation's website.