What an ice cold cup of lemonade can do.

It’s a thirst quencher for the soul.

Selling homemade lemonade on your street corner has been long since a pastime. Kids make it and sell it to earn a few bucks so they can buy perhaps a new toy or even raise enough to go to Disneyland.

But selling lemonade has taken on a whole new meaning for Noah, who at the age of 6 wanted to sell lemonade and give her earnings to an organization that helps other heart families in need. This wasn’t something we, as her parents, told her she should do as a nice gesture, but something she thought of in her own right, where even today Noah’s passion for helping other heart kids and their families is stronger than ever.

It started with Noah’s Festival of Life, an event celebrating and honoring Noah and all heart kids and their families affected by CHD. She wanted to have her own booth to help raise money for the Hopeful Hearts Foundation, and asked if she could serve lemonade, free to all the guests. Noah put out a tip jar raising over $100 and donated every penny to Hopeful Hearts. From there, her drive to help others grew and today Noah continues to sell her lemonade to help other heart kids. The community support has been tremendous, most notably with the LA City Fire Department and LAPD. We can not thank our community enough for their unwavering support.

Proceeds from Noah’s Lemonade Stand go directly to creating gift care packages for children in the CTICU.