Heart of gold: Girl has lemonade stand to help CLE officer she’s never met

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A young Cleveland girl stepped up to help out a police officer in need Saturday.

Destiny Rice, with the help of a few others, held a lemonade stand all for Officer Hank Adkins and his family.

Adkins had to take early retirement because he is battling ALS.

Destiny said she doesn’t know Adkins personally, but the officers and the department hold a special place in her heart.

“I’m in the community relations group,” said Destiny. “I am the youngest, and I help out at every single event. Recently, me and my grandma rode our bikes down to Clark to help out at an event.”

“My grandparents and my mom — they’ve always raised me to love the police and everything and help out, and I’ve just gown up that way,” said Destiny.

She said she hopes to meet Adkins some day.