Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:33 PM by Melissa Schroeder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Sep 30, 2012 11:35 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Tomorrow begins the first day of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month.
People fighting cancer usually have someone by their side throughout the process like a friend or family member, but one little boy wanted to show a stranger his compassion.
Ryan Garza is a little kid with little to say.
But it's what he does that makes the small guy stand out in a big way.
Ryan said, "You don't have to be big or tall or strong enough to help somebody. You can help somebody at any size."
The soft-spoken 11-year-old boy sold lemonade Sunday in Robstown.
The money will go to a woman he barely even knows.
Heather Wright said, "I actually have only met him one time."
Heather says she briefly met Ryan while he was selling lemonade at another stand.
Little did she know Ryan would later find out --through one of his family members -- she had Inflammatory Breast Cancer and he would decide to raise money to help Heather with her medical expenses.
Heather said, "I couldn't believe that this sweet little kid was willing to give some of his money that he collected for my cause, not knowing me or anything about me."
Ryan's family says there's not a selfish bone in his little body.
His mother Brenda Saenz said, "Not a lot of kids would think of helping somebody going through cancer right now."
So it didn't surprise them when he came up with the idea to sell lemonade for Heather.
It's an idea Ryan hopes other children will copy.
He said, "People, kids out there too, they might start selling lemonade for a cause too."
Ryan says after Heather is in remission from breast cancer he hopes to find someone else to help out.
If you would like to follow Melissa Schroeder on Facebook, "friend" her here.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Look at photos and videos and share them!
| Desktop Weather
Current forecast, hurricane info, and much more!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more