Pierrefonds family lemonade stand raises big bucks for NICU


by Rhonda Massad

With the help of social media and a dedicated community, for the third year in a row, the Michaels family set up a lemonade stand and raised a whopping $1,225 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU (The Montreal Children’s Foundation) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital this past Saturday.

From left to right: Zara, Joanna, Jeremy, Karter and Chase Michaels with West Island Blog’s Daniel Gosselin and Pierrefonds Councillor Benoit Langevin.

“Our son Chase, was born at 1 pound 14 ounces and spent 111 days in the NICU,” said Joanna Michaels.  “They took exceptional care of him and of us and we will be forever grateful so we want to give back as a thank you to them.”

The event was initiated by Chase’s sister Zara, age 11 who wanted to thank the team at the NICU for saving her brothers life.

“I feel this is a great cause that helped my brother survive,” Zara said.

The event was well attended by the community due to beautiful weather, fresh baked goods, an inflatable jumpy toy for the kids and of course fresh cold lemonade!!  The family was happy with a surprise visit from Pierrefonds Mayor Jim Beis and Councillor Benoit Langevin.

Way to go!!

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Mayor Jim Beis and Councillor Benoit Langevin with the Michaels family





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