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Canyon boy sets up lemonade stand to help family

Mason Osburn and his brother Keegan at their lemonade stand Mason Osburn and his brother Keegan at their lemonade stand
Mason pictured with his family Mason pictured with his family
Mason at his lemonade stand with two Canyon Police Mason at his lemonade stand with two Canyon Police

CANYON, TX (KFDA) - When most kids set up a lemonade stand, they mainly do it for themselves to raise money for a new game or bike. But 8-year-old Mason Osburn isn't thinking about himself. For him, it's all about his family and now he's getting a helping hand to make his family's dream come true.

"For all these groups that have come together and help my son, I can't even begin to thank them -- I mean this is huge," said Mason's mom, Alisha Osburn.

Tears of joy swell up in Osburn's eyes as she thinks about the strangers willing to help her son, Mason fulfill a childhood and family dream -- A trip to Disney World. 

"We looked into it and that is super expensive and out of our budget," said Osburn. 

Mason, with the help of his older brother Keegan, revamped their old lemonade stand with a mission to raise enough money to send the family of four to Disney. 

This was the second time Mason started the stand, the first was last year in June when he learned his mother had kidney cancer. He was able to raise about $50 that went toward medical bills. 

Osburn says Mason's special gesture was a big deal because he was born autistic. 

"He just jumped right in, didn't want any of the money for himself," said Osburn. "He just wanted to help." 

During the second time around, Mason offered free drinks to law enforcement and first responders. He raised almost $60. Not enough for a trip to Disney -- but his efforts were enough to gain the attention of some local organizations. 

"That's where it hit home for all of us, an 8-year-old boy from here in the Panhandle that wants to give to his family but has so much respect for our first responders, our military," said Sons of Liberty Vice President, Dexter Beach. "I've never met a boy with such passion like that before." 

Mason's passion inspired the Sons of Liberty, a local non-profit organization, to host their own lemonade stand this coming weekend -- hoping the family's Disney dream will come true. 

"We try to do the best we can when we can do it," said Beach. "We may not be able to help every single person now, but if we can help just one person that's enough for us."

The lemonade sale will be Sunday, July 10th at Region 16 off of Hillside and Bell, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Osburns also plan to have a lemonade sale on Saturday at their home in Canyon off of 9th Avenue. 

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