One of my favorite kinds of news stories to read are those where children are doing something to better the world. Locally, one of those amazing kids was featured on Good Morning America recently.

Carly Waters is in third grade at Schoharie Elementary School and she has two sisters, Molly and Emma. Both of her sisters need hearing devices. After realizing how some families, including her own, struggle with getting those hearing aids, Carly decided to do something about it. She started Carly’s Lemon(aids).

At first, Carly thought about starting a lemonade stand to raise money but she needed a permit, according to Hearing Like Me. Instead of giving up, she decided to get more creative with it and came up with 'lemon(aids) for hearing aids.' Carly makes stuffed lemons from fabric and donates the funds to families who may need hearing devices for their children. Carly's project hasn't stopped here in the Capital Region. Her lemons have gone international, sent to countries like Australia and Germany.

Last week, Carly reached even more people by going on "GMA's Strahan and Sara," the video is up at WTEN. During the broadcast, the HearStrong foundation gave a $5,000 donation and would also match up an additional $10,000 donated. That's $25,000 to Carly's Lemon(aids).


If you're interested in a Lemon(aid) or other merchandise to benefit Carly's cause, you can find it on the Lemon(aid) website.

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