Nine-year-old boy opens lemonade stand to pay for grandfather’s cancer care

A nine-year-old boy opened a lemonade stand outside his home to raise money for his grandfather’s cancer care bills and ended making more than $5,000 (£4,000) in the process.

Angel Reyes has been pouring out the juice in front of his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico to raise funds for his grandfather Richard Sanchez, who suffers from third stage colon and rectal cancer.

After having a nine-inch tumour removed, he will likely need chemotherapy.

The schoolboy has raised more than $5,025 (£4,027) via his page after his mother and uncle helped set up the makeshift stall.

“He just wants to help his grandpa in any way that he can, and for a nine-year-old, this is the best idea he could think of and I’m so proud of him for doing it,” his mother Chasity Sanchez said.

Zane Vila, another nine-year-old boy, handed over a $1,000 (£801) cheque this afternoon which was raised by Cancer Aid Resource & Education Inc.

The crowds were so big that police had to show up to give Angel a special permit for the stand, news channel Fox 29 reported.

Many of the visitors did not want lemonade but just wanted to donate.

Approximately 6 million men in the US suffer from colon and rectum cancer.