Girl’s Lemonade Stand Raises Money For Vet’s Service Dog

When an eight-year-old South Carolina girl, Rachel Mennett, heard about a local veteran who was having trouble getting service training for his dog, she opened a lemonade stand to help raise money.

Army veteran Nick Bailey, who in 2007 was severely wounded by a rocket blast in Iraq, found he had a strong connection with his German Shepherd, Abel, that helped him deal with pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and permanent mobility issues

Abel, however, was not trained as a service dog. At $6,000, the training was prohibitively expensive for Bailey.

“I wanted to help him because he helped our country. So, I thought I would help him,” Mennett explained.