DES MOINES, IA - When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! And for one sweet young lady in Iowa, life's lemons came in the form of Leukemia.
"After I take the medicine, I feel kinda sleepy," says Zaraya Blunt. "Then, when I wake up I'm just feeling better, and then my heart gets better and better and better!"
Eight-year-old Zaraya is on her third round of chemo, and she has taken it upon herself to try and pay her own medical bills by selling hot pink lemonade. Zaraya and her grandmother came up with the idea during one of her hospital stays, combining their favorite drinks - lemonade and cranberry juice.
"I'm doing this so I can fight my Lymonia [sic]."
She may not be able to get the name right, but she's definitely got the right attitude when it comes to fighting a life-threatening disease.
"I am very proud of her," says Zaraya's mom, Desiree. "She's a fighter."
One cup of lemonade - $2. Seeing Zaraya's bright smile - priceless!