Boy, 8, raises $5,000 to pay for grandmother's funeral with help of a Kool-Aid stand

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - With the help of the community and a Kool-Aid stand, an 8-year-old boy has reached his goal of $5,000 to help pay for his grandmother's funeral.

Michael Diamond, 8, came up with the idea when he overheard his parents discussing how to cover the funeral cost, said Teresa Diamond, Michael's mother.

Teresa said Michael's grandmother, Bobbie, lost her battle to cancer on Father's Day at age 52. Michael and his grandmother were extremely close.

Michael suggested setting up a Kool-Aid stand to help reach the family's goal of $5,000.

As of Sunday evening, the soon-to-be third grader reached his goal thanks to the thousands of people who showed up to Rockwood Road to buy a cup or two of Kool-Aid.

Michael grandmother, Bobbie, will be laid to rest on Tuesday. Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Hayes Temple Church of God in Christ at 3158 East 94th St. in Cleveland.

You can still donate by contacting Michael's mother Teresa through email

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