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The Carthage Press
  • Carthage girls give lemonade stand profits to little friend

  • Last week, a group of kids were playing hide-and-go-seek together.
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  • Last week, a group of kids were playing hide-and-go-seek together.
    Among them was a little girl named Kaylee, who lives with severe allergies. It wasn't a big deal, but the other kids noticed she had to put on gloves to pet Talley, the dog. By the end of the play-date, Kaylee told her mom, “I didn't want to say anything because I was having so much fun, but my ear hurts really bad.”
    Kaylee's family tries their best to keep her healthy and happy as a regular third grader should be. They've had to give up pets and keep Kaylee on a special, limited diet. Due to many doctors' appointments and allergy-related issues at school, Kaylee is now home-schooled. She's a social girl, though, and enjoys the company of other kids.
    In that group of kids playing hide-and-go-seek was Claire Frischenmeyer, 10, and Sadie Brock, 10. When they learned Kaylee's family was going to go to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota this fall they knew they wanted to help.
    “I feel like I should help out,” Claire said. “I like to help. She (Kaylee) has severe allergies, but that's not her fault.”
    As the Cline family hosted a garage sale benefit for missionary work for the Carterville Christian Church on Friday, Claire and Sadie set up a lemonade stand in the front yard. Every visitor was greeted with “Lemonade! Snicker-doodles! To help our friend get to the Mayo Clinic!”
    Claire and Sadie are neighbors, locker partners and best friends. They also dance together and are just five days apart in age. They also share a passion for helping others.
    “I just know this is going to make Kaylee and her mom really happy,” Sadie said.
    “It's good to know we're helping someone else,” Claire added.
    Claire is the daughter of Mark and Megan Frischenmeyer, and Sadie is the daughter of Matt and Holly Brock.

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