LDS Teen's Lemonade Stand Raises $85,000 to Buy Wheelchairs, Gets Donation from Steve Harvey

by | Apr. 13, 2017

Mormon Life

This just goes to show that when you set your mind to change the world, even the smallest of things can make a big difference.

After eight years, hundreds of wheelchairs and thousands of cookies, 14-year-old Zack Francom is ready to pass the torch.

Francom has sold lemonade and cookies for nearly a decade to raise money to buy wheelchairs for those in need and is ready to pass the tradition on to his sister, Helen Bird.

Francom was just six years old when he attended a school assembly by LDS Philanthropies where the charity challenged each class to raise enough money to buy one wheelchair to donate to those in need.

According to LDS Philanthropies, 20 million disabled people need wheelchairs but cannot afford one. The Humanitarian Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides wheelchairs and walking aids to those in need.

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