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Four-year-old sets up Kool-Aid stand to raise money for teen battling leukemia

She's little, but her heart is big.

When she learned that another child was battling for his life, the petite proprietor came up with a plan.

Kylie Rose Brown, 4, of Ironton, set up a Kool-Aid stand Thursday afternoon at the corner of Seventh and Spruce streets and called for passersby to grab a cold drink for a quarter a cup. The money was donated to the Shane Jones fund.

Jones, 13, also of Ironton, is at Children's Hospital in Columbus awaiting his second bone marrow transplant in three years. Jones is a good friend of Kylie's cousin, Josh Dyer.

"Kool-Aid for Shane Jones," Kylie called out as the cars passed by.

Some people were interested in the Kool-Aid and others simply wanted to donate.

"She's got about $10 already and she's only been out five minutes," her father, Adam Brown, said.

Asked how much money she hopes to raise, Kylie replied "Sixty-hundred dollars."

Those who want to contribute to the Shane Jones Fund may stop by Today's Image Styling Salon, Seventh and Spruce streets. There are also donation jugs in stores throughout the downtown area. Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune