Booming business: Kids raise money for uncle’s funeral with lemonade stand

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PARMA, OH -- It's amazing what a difference 24 hours can make.

On Wednesday, Delilah Corchado's lemonade stand only saw a few customers, but after being featured on FOX 8, business is now booming.

**Click here for a GoFundMe page for the family**

The kids raised nearly $2,000 at their lemonade stand and about $2,400 on the GoFundMe page as of 7 p.m. Thursday.

"When I was on the news, l said I wished we would get more money and more people to come over and now we have more people and more customers coming," she said while smiling.

Corchado and her cousins set up the lemonade stand to help pay for their uncle's medical bills and funeral expenses. His name was Julio Dumeng and he passed away from stomach cancer earlier this week.

"When I heard the news on Monday, I was just shocked. All I said was 'is this really real?' I can't believe it," recalls Gabriella Lozano.

She said she loved spending time with her uncle, who was also a boxer.

"He taught out how to box. He bought us stuff like coloring books and crayons," she said.

People from all over have been stopping out for a cup of lemonade. They said when they saw the kid's story, they had to donate.

"I saw it online and on the news and it just really touched me," said one customer.

Corchado said she's overwhelmed by everyone's generosity.

"I want to say thank you to everybody who donated," she said.

To donate to the family's go fund me page, CLICK HERE.

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