Renaldo Balkman helps teen turn lemons into lemonade
Thu, 26 May 2011 01:20:08 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- We all know the saying, "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade."Perhaps no one is more familiar with the phrase than Anthony Frederick.On Wednesday at Dent Middle School, the seventh-grader sold Lemonade to help fund cancer research."I like to sell it when its hot and when people really like to have lemonade," said Frederick.Frederick began the business five years ago after doctors diagnosed his mother Dru with breast cancer.Now that she is cancer free, Frederick sells for his father who was diagnosed with Leukemia last year.Frederick also got a helping hand from former Gamecock now New York Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman.
"I knew his family, they came and told me what was going on and the story. I felt like I could come out to raise money for cancer," said Balkman."It makes me feel surprised that it grew this big, so that somebody like him could come down here and help out," said Frederick.Frederick has already raised $15,000 for cancer research.
He is truly turning a sour situation into something a little more sweet.
Click here to donate to KICK (Kids Inspired by Cancer Kampaign).