This summer, 9-year-old Joshua Smith's lemonade stand raised over $3,000 to help Detroit.
Having learned that his city was in an economic crisis, Joshua decided to raise money to help clean up garbage and cut the grass in local parks.
Last Friday, Kevin Cook, an executive from Playworld Systems in Pennsylvania, arrived in Detroit on Joshua's 10th birthday with exciting news: His company is going to build a $50,000 playground structure at a nearby park.
"Happy Birthday and we wanted to give this to you as part of your vision and for your birthday," Cook told the surprised boy, revealing a colourful rendering of the playground set that is set to open on September 29.
Cook heard Joshua's story on World News with Diane Sawyer several weeks ago.
"My wife was sitting on the couch with me and looked at me and said 'Kevin, you are getting that young man a playground," Cooke toldRead More »from Boy who raised $3,000 for Detroit by running a lemonade stand gets amazing 10th birthday surprise