CAÑON CITY — Two brothers spent seven hours in the summer heat running a lemonade stand, raising money for an 18 month old from their community who is fighting her second battle with cancer at St. Jude Children's Hospital.
“We had actually seen the interview on NEws 5, and my son looked at me... We both had tears streaming down our face and he said 'Mom, we need to do something for the family!'" said Anthony and JJ Esquibel's mother, Randi.
Capri Knies and her parents thought she was in the clear after a cancerous tumor was removed in December of 2020, but she is back in the hospital with another diagnosis.
Anthony and JJ traded lemonade for donations from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in their driveway off of Sunlight Way, while cars full of people with cash in hand to show their support lined the curb - Even the fire department made a quick appearance.
“It was amazing to know that he cares and that I’m raising him right, and I’m raising him with a good heart, because that’s what matters," said Randi, moved to tears.
Not only did the community in Cañon City show up for the brothers, but donations also poured in from outside of Colorado.
“My son’s preschool teachers from while we lived in Illinois... My friend who lives in Hawaii Venmoed me$150.00!” said Randi.
When asked if he wanted to say anything to Capri, Anthony said “Hello! We all love you! Let’s hope that you beat cancer!“
If you weren't able to make an in-person appearance and would still like to donate, please reach out to the boy's mother, Randi, on Facebook.