Brookfield boy raising money to fight Alzheimer's disease

Posted at 7:23 PM, Sep 01, 2017

A Brookfield student is showing wisdom far beyond his years. The loss of his grandmother to a deadly disease inspired him to take action.

Eleven-year-old Jack Currier spent part of his summer manning his lemonade stand at San Gabriel and Santa Maria in Brookfield.

Profits from Jack's Lemonade Stand will go to the Alzheimer's Association. Reaction from customers has been great.

"They're really happy and they'll donate a lot of money and it's very very nice," Currier said.

Selling lemonade is a sweet way to honor Jacks Grandmother who died of the disease back in April. Currier said, "She just was there for me and she was very nice...she was very fun."

Melissa Graesser, Jack's mom, adds, "They had a very special bond from a very early age and they spent a lot of time together, so it hit him pretty hard losing someone that close to him."

Jacks Grandfather Harlan Mueller helped build the stand.

"Jack is a kid that has feelings and it was his idea to do something about it. We didn't have to encourage him," said Mueller.

Graesser adds,  "I'm so proud of him. He's such a compassionate caring young man." 

Giving to the Alzheimer's Association is a loving way to honor Gail Mueller who battled the disease for 5 years. The hope is that one day Alzheimer's will be a forgotten word.

"The only way we can cure this disease is through research. We need the funds. For him to do this, that's everything," Mueller said.

Graesser adds, "I think Jack has learned it doesn't matter how old you are, anyone can make a difference and it's important to take time out of your day to help others."

You can help find a cure by joining the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's. It takes place Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Summerfest Grounds. For more information go to the website.