Emma's 3rd Annual LemonAID Stand
My name is Emma Murphy and I am 8 years old. Along with my brother and our friends, we are hosting our third annual lemonade stand fundraiser to Benefit Boston Children’s Hospital at Bedford Day in Bedford, Ma on September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
I am excited that Whole Foods Market and Carlson Orchards (New England Apple Products) will once again graciously sponsor the event featuring my favorite Carlson Orchards delicious and organic lemonade. This year we’ll have PINK lemonade.
For those not able to attend Bedford Day and enjoy Carlson Orchards’ delicious lemonade, please consider virtual lemonade and help us reach our goal. All of this would not be possible without your support.
Boston Children’s Hospital is a special place for me because they saved my little brother’s life. On April 26, 2014 Patrick was just shy of his second birthday when he suffered a sudden and life-threatening stroke. He spent just over a month in Children’s Hospital ICU fighting for his life. I lived with my grandparents for over two months during this time and visited my brother and parents everyday. Family, friends, medical professionals, and Child Life Specialists came together to help my family and me through this difficult time. Patrick survived and has made an amazing recovery because he received the best care from top medical professionals in the world at Boston Children’s Hospital.
My brother Patrick, our friends Lyla, Emma and Jacob Hollingsworth, Abby and Jack Titlow, John and Jane Whitesides, Veronica, Antonia and John Decerbo, Georgia Foley, Kayah Maloney, Felipa Forsberg, Alyssa Martin and I want to help BCH continue its amazing work for kids and their families. As the third event of what I have planned to be many more, this fundraiser will specifically benefit the Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center.
Pediatric Stroke is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in children. Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center's goal is to provide the very best care for stroke and stroke-related conditions in children worldwide and to help each child recover as quickly and fully as possible. The center is the most active pediatric stroke research centers in the world—working continually to improve treatment. Your donations from the past few years have supported much needed research and helped create the first Pediatric Stroke Family Day and much needed support group. These initiatives are vital to helping children recover.
Leaning on a supportive community, my dream to help children that have suffered a stroke can become a reality.
Thank you for your compassion and kindness.
Emma and Friends