Children from a neighborhood in Orlando, Florida opened a lemonade stand to boost cash and assist pay the vet payments of a Golden Retriever of their group that was hit by a bike.
Stevie, the five-year-old Golden Retriever proprietor by Marisol Serrano, received hit by a bike on the night time of September 14, Thursday.
Based on WESH, Stevie received hit by the motorcyclist whereas she was greeting Serrano’s daughter who simply got here house from work.
After getting hit, Serrano’s daughter noticed Stevie collapse and barely had time to course of the incident earlier than the motorcyclist drove off the scene. Serrano remembers, “She [Serrano’s daughter] was like, ‘Hey, hey, you simply hit my canine!””
As a result of accident, Stevie was left with a punctured lung and fractured ribs. And she or he needed to spend six days within the intensive care unit.
When Serrano rushed Stevie to an animal hospital for surgical procedure, she reveals to USA TODAY that whereas her beloved pooch was within the hospital, she thought, “Please let the canine reside. I don’t need her to endure as a result of I made a egocentric resolution of conserving her alive.”
Thankfully, the surgical procedure was capable of save Stevie’s life. Nonetheless, whereas speaking to USA TODAY, Serrano stated she didn’t consider the $13,000 vet payments as a result of she was too centered on her canine’s well-being and restoration.
And that’s when the neighborhood youngsters enter the image — they determined to open a lemonade stand to assist pay for the pooch’s vet payments.
9 youngsters organized the lemonade stand and bought cookies, brownies, water, and naturally, lemonade.
Moreover, to ensure they will make as a lot cash as they will for Stevie, they put up posters with lovable images of the Golden with a QR code connected for individuals who didn’t have money with them.
One of many youngsters who organized the lemonade stand stated, “Most individuals simply stopped by and gave cash as a result of it was Stevie.”
And on September 24, the youngsters handed the $400 money they raised and earned for Stevie to Serrano.
“I actually simply cried. It was so particular,” Serrano stated.
Serrano stated that greater than the financial donation, the visits and the help from the group has helped along with her pooch’s restoration and well being.
She tells USA TODAY, “The primary day they got here to see her, she didn’t even need to stand up. As a result of it hurts, you realize. And when she noticed the youngsters, she actually received up and her tail (wagged).”
Serrano additionally reveals that she saved getting messages about how folks might help Stevie, so she arrange a GoFundMe, which has now reached its $13,000 objective.
You’ll be able to observe Stevie’s restoration journey on her Fb web page right here.