6-year-old's lemonade stand honors his late father


STAPLETON, Colo. (WTHR) - After colon cancer claimed the life of Brandon Campbell earlier this month, his six-year-old son, Brady, set up a lemonade stand to honor his dad and take his mother on a date.

The story was shared after a GoFundMe page was set up for Brady and his mother, Amanda, by a friend.

Brady sold to neighbors and friends, then a local police officer stopped by and placed a radio call to other first responders. Firetrucks and police cars started rolling up to the stand and Brady raised $244 the first day.

In the two weeks since, the fundraiser went virtual, and by July 27 had raised about half of its goal of $25,000.

According an update on the GoFundMe page, Brady and Amanda will use "a small portion of the funds" to for "dates." The rest will go tot the Palliative Care Team and Cancer Center at University of Colorado Anschutz. "Even in Brandon's darkest days fighting cancer, he still believed in honoring the people who serve as cheerleaders and advocates for those struggling"

Another fund has been set up to honor Brandon Campbell with direct donations to UC-Anschutz.

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