When life hands you lemons...


BAR HARBOR - A young cancer survivor has a sweet solution to help fight the disease.

6 year old Clara Levin and her big sister Eliza are hosting a lemonade stand.

You can't tell by looking at this bubbly young girl, but Clara was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age three.

"It was hard seeing Clara go through this and knowing that there was not much I could do," Eliza Levin, 11, said.

Clara completed her treatment earlier this year. And now, they're using their experience in a positive way.

"I realized it was happening to not just her but people around the world, and I wanted to sort of help them," said Eliza.

The proceeds they squeeze from their endeavor will go towards Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

"We are doing that to sort of give back to an organization that was really supportive of our family," said mom Donna Hanke.

Alex's Lemonade S tand connected their family with others going through similar situations.

"This is hard, but there are other people down this path with us and we can make those connections and stick together," Hanke said.

And now that Clara's all better, she and her sister want to help make other families better too.

"I may not know them, but I know that somewhere they'll be able to get through this," said Eliza.

Because when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.

Their lemonade stand will be at the Bar Harbor YWCA this Saturday from 10 am until noon.

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