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How to change the world at the age of 8

Aleteia - published on 01/31/19

Her life was short but her legacy remains inspirational: Look Up, Ep. 4

Alexandra isn’t even a year old when she is diagnosed with an incurable tumor. At the age of 4, she decides to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for research. It’s a sweet, cute idea—a bit bizarre—but why not humor her? The story goes viral: Thousands of dollars of donations arrive from around the US. When Alex is 8 years old, the medical treatments cease to work. When she set up her lemonade stand that year, she manages to raise 1 million dollars. She dies 2 weeks later. Her legacy is more alive than ever, however, and the story goes on.

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