Northern Kentucky Teen Raises $3,500 to Help Other Kids Fight Cancer


After beating childhood cancer 11 years ago, a Northern Kentucky teenager has made it her mission to help other kids in their fight one cup of lemonade at a time. Lily Meagher is 4ft 4in and proves you don’t have to be tall or old to make an impact. Every fall, the 13-year-old runs a lemonade stand and the proceeds are donated to the fight against childhood cancer. Over 11 years, she has raised more than $30,000 for the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Lily thanks the staff for saving her life. “They helped me when I had cancer, so I got them,” Meagher said. After turning two, Meagher was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had been in and out of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to undergo chemo, radiation and surgery. His grandparents remember that Meagher never flinched or complained. “The doctor told us it was going to be tough,” Meagher’s grandfather, Mel Steinhauer, said. “We went to see her when she was doing chemotherapy, and she was on the bed, bouncing, laughing.” A year later, when she was three, her cancer returned, but Meagher kept fighting. “She had proton radiation, and now she’s 13 and 14,” Meagher’s mother, Sara Meagher, said. After beating brain cancer, Meagher channeled her fighting spirit into action through fundraising. She wants children on treatment to know they are not alone. “She’s sad for all the kids who are battling cancer and being hospitalized,” Sara said. “She likes knowing that what we’re doing here is going to help them.” This year, at his lemonade stand, Meagher raised nearly $3,500. “I want to help raise money for them so they can go home to their family and friends,” Meagher said. If you would like to donate, click here.

After beating childhood cancer 11 years ago, a Northern Kentucky teenager has made it her mission to help other kids in their fight one cup of lemonade at a time.

Lily Meagher is 4ft 4in and proves you don’t have to be tall or old to make an impact.

Every fall, the 13-year-old runs a lemonade stand and the proceeds are donated to the fight against childhood cancer. Over 11 years, she has raised more than $30,000 for the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Lily credits the staff there for saving her life.

“They helped me when I had cancer, so I got them,” Meagher said.

After turning two, Meagher was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had been in and out of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to undergo chemo, radiation and surgery.

His grandparents remember that Meagher never flinched or complained.

“The doctor told us it was going to be tough,” Meagher’s grandfather, Mel Steinhauer, said. “We went to see her when she was doing chemotherapy, and she was on the bed, bouncing up and down, laughing.”

A year later, when she was three, her cancer returned, but Meagher continued to fight.

“She had proton radiation, and now she’s 13 and 14,” Meagher’s mother, Sara Meagher, said.

After beating brain cancer, Meagher channeled her fighting spirit into action through fundraising. She wants children on treatment to know they are not alone.

“She’s sad for all the kids who are battling cancer and being hospitalized,” Sara said. “She likes knowing that what we’re doing here is going to help them.”

At her lemonade stand this year, Meagher raised nearly $3,500.

“I want to help raise money for them so they can go home to their family and friends,” Meagher said.

If you would like to donate, click here.


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