By Elizabeth Mendia
Kern Valley Sun
Few things in America are as iconic as kids selling lemonade on a beautiful hot summer day, but in Kernville, a mother decided to use the time-worn tradition to teach her children a lesson about charity.
“My daughter came up with the idea,” said Shanna Prodan, “She couldn’t afford to personally donate money, but she wanted to find a way to help a woman in Tehachapi. She’s been following her story and it’s heart-breaking.”
The woman, Alicia Morphis-Sanchez of Tehachapi, has been battling cancer and having difficulty making her chemotherapy co-pays, said Prodan. “If I recall correctly her share of the cost for Chemo is over $1600.00 per month! Terrible.” said Prodan, “I’m so proud of her and my grandsons. They may not have made enough for a month of Chemo, but the value of the lesson they received is priceless…”
Taylor Duncan, whose sons are 7 and 3 said, “with all this negativity and evil in the world, I felt it was a great time to teach my boys something positive and generous.”