An 8-year-old child from Plano raised more than a thousand dollars from her lemonade stand and is planning to donate it to healthcare workers according to a CBS DFW news article from September 7 which reports,
“A recent drive past a children’s hospital in Plano got 8-year-old Mimi Saleh thinking.
“I said, ‘Dad I wanna do a lemonade stand,’ and then my dad said, ‘OK do you want to do it normally or do you want to do it like to help people?’ I said I wanted to help people,” said Saleh.
On Monday, Sept. 6, the little girl with a big idea raised more than $1,000.”
Aside from the money from selling lemonade, Saleh received praise and support from people in a Facebook post. One said,
“That’s awesome! Great work.”
Another sarcastically praised,
“That’s 990 more than Greg Abbott.”
Texas Health Resources also expressed its delight for Saleh in a tweet that said,
“The future is bright with leaders with hearts as big as Mimi’s. Thank you for taking care of our healthcare workers. We salute you (with a glass of lemonade).”
Saleh’s gesture will surely boost morale for our health workers who are continuously fighting the increasing number of Covid-19 patients. Not only will the money help fund our health workers but they will be reminded that they are not alone.