A 6-year-old Southwest Florida girl sells lemonade to help terminally sick cousin

Posted at 6:43 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 08:49:28-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Abigale Gulli is counting down the days until she opens her first lemonade stand of the summer. However, instead of pocketing the cash to buy new toys, the 6-year-old Cape Coral resident will be donating 100% of the proceeds to her 7-month old nephew.

Lukas Smith is fighting for his life at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

“Lukas was born 100% perfectly healthy, the pregnancy was 100% perfectly normal pregnancy, it was a completely random genetic mutation,” said Lukas' uncle Jason Gulli.

Lukas was born in December of 2016. A few months after he was born he had his first seizure. His mom, Kelly took him to the hospital. After extensive testing Lukas was diagnosed with Alexander Disease. Since being diagnosed, Lukas has been in and out of the hospital and now receives around the clock care.

“I think it’s a very cruel disease, it’s just heartbreaking, to see them go through everything they go through and to see him suffering. He is one fighter I call him my resilient super man,“ said Lukas' aunt Nicole Gulli.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Lukas' parents pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses that are expected to exceed $100,000.

The lemonade stand will take place on July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1620 NW 10th St. in Cape Coral. The family will sell lemonade, baked goods, popsicles and for a $10 donation you can pie Jason or Nicole Gulli in the face. 

CLICK HERE for the GoFundMe account