Haili Hintz, an 8-year-old girl from Stevens Point, set up her second annual lemonade stand in front of her parent’s rummage sale to raise money for Project Lifesaver from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9.
When hard economic times hit America, governments both large and small tighten its belts by cutting funding of smaller periphery programs, leaving the responsibility of filling in the cracks to members of the community. Haili stepped up to the plate and did just that.
Haili, armed with lemonade and cookies, is fighting for Project Lifesaver, a barebones program that helps with the care of people who wander because of medical conditions.
Haili has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, and is prone to chasing butterflies and bunnies just like any other child would; only sometimes she chases them too far and can get lost. But now, with the transponder unit her parents purchased from Project Lifesaver, law enforcement can find her quickly and, most importantly, safely.