Saturday, the Cochran family sold gallons of lemonade. The proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald house to help families who have children with a serious medical illness.
It's an organization close to their hearts because, as the Cochran family knows, one doctor's visit can change your life forever.
"You wake up one morning and your daughters perfectly healthy and five hours later she's six months away from dying," said Courtney Cochran whose daughter, Callie Cochran, was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was just one year old.
"She's just a fun loving little girl that just loves life. You look at her and you would never know she had a peach-sized tumor in the back of her head," said Amanda Toogood, Courtney Cochran's best friend.
"It's gut wrenching. You feel hopeless because as a mom you want to try and fix everything that you can and there's no way to fix this," Courtney added.
The family packed up there belongings and moved to Dallas while doctors removed Callie's tumor and put her through 31 rounds of radiation.
"The Ronald McDonald house became our home away from home. It was our encouragement, it was our meals, it was our place to lay our heads when we needed rest," said Courtney.
Saturday, Callie is back home in Abilene with no evidence of cancer left in her blood. And her family is raising money to help other families that might go through a similar situation.
You can donate to the Cochran family's cause at:
Attn: Phil Cochran
3800 S. Clack Street.
Abilene, TX 79606
Find more information about the Ronald McDonald House here.