HEALTH

Germantown boy raises money with lemonade stand to fight childhood cancer

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By Rachel Schaerr

Taylor Musser

A ten year-old Germantown boy will be manning a lemonade stand over the weekend. But the money isn’t going into his piggybank, it’s going to help families dealing with childhood cancer.

Taylor Musser hopes to raise $8,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the “School’s Out” baseball tournament in Boyds, Maryland. The national non-profit organization pays for childhood cancer research, treatment and travel expenses.

When Musser was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012, Alex’s Lemonade Stand paid for his family’s hotel accommodations in Pennsylvania while he was getting radiation treatment.

“One day I woke up for school and told my mom I had a headache,” Musser recalled.

At the emergency room, doctor’s told Katie Musser her son had a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball and it was growing.

“The first thing he asked when he was diagnosed was if he could play baseball,” Katie Musser said.

With his cancer in remission, the Mussers say this is their way of giving back.

“We feel like it’s our turn to give back and help families in Taylor’s situation,” Katie Musser added.

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