“Lemonade” Jack Yeilding Awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Jack is an 9-year-old boy who has been a frequent patient at SickKids for most of his short life because he used to suffer from a severe form of epilepsy.
In January 2010, with no other options, Jack underwent a series of brain surgeries, which involved over 24-hrs of surgery and the removal of a significant portion of his brain. After the last surgery, his seizures stopped. His recovery included relearning how to walk and talk and today Jack is a healthy boy.
Since 2007, Jack has been selling lemonade to help other children at the hospital and he takes great pride in his lemonade stand, which he built with his dad. He knows that he is making a difference in the lives of other children and is proving that illness doesn’t need to be a barrier to achievement.
Through an incredible wave of community support, more than $250,000 has now been raised!
For his efforts Lisa Raitt visited Jack on Saturday May 26th at his 6th annual lemonade stand to present him with a Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
To visit Jack’s Lemonade to make a donation of your own, click here.