STILLWATER, Okla. – Seven-year-old Kevin Herrin became a businessman for a weekend – in honor of his brother with muscular dystrophy.
Herrin sold free-hand drawings for $1 each on the corner of his family’s lawn during a yard sale over the Labor Day holiday. He raised the money for his older brother, Nicholas, who has the condition.
Herrin’s grandmother, Karen Warner, said doctors first predicted Nicholas would be in a wheelchair at the age of 13. However, he turned 13 in July, is still mobile and doctors are now predicting the age of 16.
Herrin sold out of drawings in only two hours on the first day of business. Over both afternoons, he raised $51, which Warner told him her and her husband, Gene, would match.
“Kevin loves to draw,” she said. “As grandparents, of course, we supported his endeavor.”
Herrin is still taking donations and is already planning for next year’s fundraising activities.
“This has also been a good learning experience,” Warner said. “He named his business ‘Kevin’s Posters’ and said ‘no credit cards.'”
(Photos provided by Warner.)