When Life Handed Him Lemons, He Made Lemonade!
At 9 years old, Tristan Jacobson has had to turn unfortunate series of events into something positive. When life handed him lemons, he made lemonade. This time, that phrase is not a metaphor.
He’s literally making lemonade in order to make his life better!
This weekend, he set up a lemonade stand at his family yard sale so that he could raise money to help pay for his own adoption.
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Jacobson lives with Donnie and Jimmy Davis in Springfield, where he was selling $1 lemonades.
“Thank you for helping our adoption,”Jacobson was telling the customers as he handed them their freshly made lemonade.
The Davis’ have been Tristan’s kinship guardians since he was 5 since his biological parents were unfit to care for him.
If it wasn’t for the high legal fees required for the adoption, the Davis’ would have already adopted Jacobson.
“She will be my parent,” he told the paper as he pointed to Donnie Davis. “I’m happy because I have a new mom who loves me.”
The weekend yard sale raised $7,100 to assist with the adoption legal fees. Nearly $10,000 have been donated through Tristian’s Adoption Fund, a fund on YouCaring.
“There’s not enough words to say ‘thank you’ to everyone,” Davis says, noting that she and her husband already consider Tristan their son.
She says the adoption is “more for reassurance for him, knowing that he has his forever family and he has our name.”