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(Posted 4:30 a.m., Sept. 18)
Enterprising young man uses lemonade stand to raise thousands for cancer research

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

When Braeden Clements was four years old his world was turned upside down when his grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. Wanting to do something to support his grandfather's battle, Braeden decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research.

That was six years ago. Braeden's grandfather eventually succumbed to cancer in 2013, just days before the Orleans Wood youngster was planning to open his lemonade stand. Despite his loss, the young man went opened up for business and managed to raise $1300.

He's run the lemonade stand every year since and has so far raised over $7,500, including $2,000 on Saturday. Braeden distributes flyers throughout his neighbourhood in the days leading up to the event and he writes thank you letters to everyone who makes a donation.

Everyone who makes a donations also gets a pair of cookies made by his grandmother Kathy Smillie.

Among the patrons who dropped by the lemonade stand on Saturday were Orléans Ward councillor Bob Monette and Braeden's teacher at St. Clare Catholic School, Mrs. Martinuzzi.

Like most kids his age, Braeden is a young man of few words. Asked if he was happy with how things went this year he said he was "happy" and that everyone was "nice" who dropped by and made a donation.

All the money raised will be donated to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and used for cancer research and cancer patient care. Braeden's goal is to raise $10,000, a target he will no doubt achieve.

Orléans Ward city councillor Bob Monette hands Braeden Clements a certificate of appreciation as Braeden's mother Genevieve Smillie, grandmother Kathy Smellie and step-father Glen Domain look on. Photo courtesy of Bob Monette

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