Selling lemonade to save your mother’s life? love or a bad health system?04/05/2018
From The Guardian: When 11-year-old Nemiah Martinez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, found out her mom needed money to help her get a kidney and pancreas transplant, she didn’t waste time feeling sorry for herself. She got off her 11-year-old behind, pulled herself up by her Dora the Explorer shoelaces, and opened a lemonade stand.
To date, she’s raised over $1,000 for her mom’s care by selling drinks out of her family’s garage every weekend for $1.50 a pop.
Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted on Tuesday: “What Nemiah is doing is admirable, but an 11-year-old should not have to raise money to keep her mother alive in the wealthiest country in the world. Healthcare must be a right.”
Of course, some would argue that healthcare is a right, it’s just not being acknowledged by the powers that be. But until we actually win and enforce that right, it will remain a mere abstraction.