This American boy set up a lemonade stand to fund his own adoption

Nine-year-old Tristan Jacobson from Missouri was left on the door of a homeless shelter during winter four years ago. Donnie Davis had known Tristan for most of his life so she didn’t hesitate to take him in and he has been part of her family ever since.

This American boy set up a lemonade stand to fund his own adoption

Now, she and her husband Jimmy want to make it official and adopt Tristan. To begin that process, they needed to raise $5,000 for legal fees.

They set up a crowdfunding page but Trista wanted to do his bit to help so he set up a lemonde stand outside their house last Friday, selling lemonade for $1 while Donnie and Jimmy held a yard sale.

Donnie Davis/Facebook
Donnie Davis/Facebook

And by Saturday afternoon, the stand and the yard sale had raised $7,100.

And their story has inspired even more donations over on their crowd-funding page - as of this morning, the total stands at over $16,000.

"There’s not enough words to say ’thank you’ to everyone who has shown support or given us donations," Davis told the Springfield News-Leader.

"Everyone has made this possible. We will make sure this child will forever be ours."


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