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It wasn't all bad

9-year-old's lemonade stand raises more than $1,600 for local children's hospital

Nine-year-old Noah Nelson and his friends spent their summer vacation raising money at their lemonade stand for the Vancouver B.C. Children's Hospital after their classmate was diagnosed with brain cancer. "This was not something their mothers or fathers suggested that they do, they came up with the idea themselves," hospital spokeswoman Pamela Smith told CBC News.

Nelson and his friends wanted to raise $1,000 for the hospital, but surpassed their goal with a final check of $1,636.20. Nelson admitted that working the stand was "really hard" but added: "I feel really lucky to be able to do this because I've always wanted to set up a lemonade stand for the summer but I never thought it would be to raise money for the hospital."