Suprise Birthday Gift!
Remember Joshua Smith, the boy who was in our August 7 story: 9-Year-Old Boy’s Lemonade Stand Raises 3K For Detroit. This is a wonderful follow-up story about Joshua.
While Joshua was celebrating his 10th birthday on September 14, he got a surprise visit from Kevin Cook, an executive from Playworld Systems in Pennsylvania. Having heard about Joshua’s story, Cook’s company has decided to build a $50,000 playground structure at a nearby park.
“Happy Birthday and we wanted to give this to you as part of your vision and for your birthday,” Cook told Joshua.
Cook told 7Action News that he heard Joshua’s story on World News with Diane Sawyer several weeks ago.
“My wife was sitting on the couch with me and looked at me and said ‘Kevin, you are getting that young man a playground,” Cook said.
“I thought about what Joshua did and always wondered, ‘Lord, how can we make this lasting? Not just a week in the summertime,’” Joshua’s proud mother, Rhonda Smith, told 7 Action News. “And so when Kevin called and said that they were actually going to have a playground for the children, I said, ‘Wow! This is something that’s lasting’ and so I was just pleased and overjoyed.”
Original post from Nadine Bell | Yahoo news : http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/boy-raised-3-000-detroit-running-lemonade-stand-151130714.html