Young boy starts lemonade, snow cone stand after battling a brain tumor in the hospital

Young boy starts lemonade and snow cone stand in western Oklahoma after battling a brain tumor

WESTVILLE, Okla. — A Westville 12-year-old boy started his own business after getting out of the hospital for surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Kaleb Darker started a lemonade stand. It grew and now he makes both lemonade and snow cones. He has nine snow cone flavors.

He says he started his stand after he battled a brain tumor and lost a lot of friends because he couldn’t play with them anymore.

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This helps him make new friends!

He encourages other kids to “go for it,” and says, “you can accomplish anything if you try.”

Kaleb says he’s made around $2,000 in the four years he’s done this stand. He’s hoping to save up to upgrade his stand and possibly get a trailer.

For more information about how to support Kaleb, go to the Westville Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.