Sixth-graders raise money for ailing toddler

When Cameron Zamora, 10, learned that a Ramona family needed money for their 16-month-old son, he immediately told his mother Cindy, “I want to have a lemonade stand.”

Cameron Zamora, holding sign, and Jared Robison, both sixth-graders at Barnett Elementary School, raise money at a lemonade stand for Liam Houck, 16-month-old Ramona boy who needs a kidney transplant.

“We dropped everything so we could start making cookies and lemonade,” said Cindy Zamora.

Cameron and his friend Jared Robison, both incoming sixth-graders at Barnett Elementary School, received permission to set the stand at Arena Way and Open View Road. In one hour they raised $27 for Liam Houck, who is in end-stage renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. See article, page 1, for more information about Liam and his family.

“I just felt sorry for him,” said Cameron, explaining what motivated him to have the fundraising stand.

He said he and Jared most likely will return to the intersection this week in hopes of raising more money for Liam.

—Maureen Robertson

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Aug 4 2011. Filed under Local Spotlight. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Sixth-graders raise money for ailing toddler”

  1. Josefina Corbley

    I agree being able to speak your truth in a way that can be received by the other person is very important. I believe that this is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful relationship. Thank you for the reminder

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