Mario is a nine year boy who has been battling inoperable brain tumors since Dec 2007. For the past 5 yrs Mario has been on 4 different rounds of chemotherapy. He has been hospitalized so many different times due to the effects of the chemo and yet he never complained . He is always smiling and trying to make others happy . Mario's courageous spirit doesn't stop him from fighting his battle with brain tumors and for raising money for a cure for pediatric cancer. Three years go, Mario came up with the idea to hold a Lemonade Stand to do is part to raise money so he wouldn't loose any more friends to this horrible disease. Each year Mario's Stand has grown and far surpassed even Mario's high expectations. the past 4 years have beena rough for Mario. He lost a lot of close friends to this monster of a disease and we fight in their memory. This year our goal is to raise $50,000 and we hope to raise that in Loving Memory of Leah, Jenna, Lenny, Christopher, John, and Shayla. We also hope to raise this amount in Honor of our HOMETOWN HEROS Mario, Maddie, Jake and all the other children who are fighting for a cure. I WISH I CAN TAKE CANCER AWAY FROM THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN ,BUT I CAN'T ! I WILL CONTINUE TO RAISE MONEY SO A CURE CAN BE FOUND AND NO CHILD WOULD EVER HAVE TO SUFFER . SO PLEASE FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO DONATE . EVERY DOLLAR HELPS !