8-year-old Abilene boy raises $1,500 for hospital

ABILENE, Texas - An 8-year-old Abilene boy raised a little more  than $1,500 for Hendrick Children's Hospital.

Josh Hale, instead of celebrating his birthday at the beginning of August, decided to open a lemonade stand to raise money for the kids in the pediatric unit of Hendrick Medical Center.

The boy sold more than 15 gallons of lemonade and then donated all of his profits to the hospital.

Lisa Calvert, nurse manager at the children's hospital, said that she isn't sure yet what the money will be put toward, but that she definitely is impressed by Hale's hard work.

"It's kind of unbelievable," Calvert said. "It's overwhelming the support that out pediatric unit has gotten from the community…it's even more special that an 8-year-old boy did this for us."

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