ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Sometimes the best things in life, come in a small package. In this case, a nine year old child's love for her teacher.
Jocelyn Boudreau knew she had to do something to help her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bryant, when she found out her son was battling cancer.
"Mrs Bryant is really special to me and my brother," explained Boudreau. "She taught us how to read and she is a really nice person."
Sheri Bryant posted a message on Facebook that her twenty-one month old son, Camden, was diagonised with leukemia. Boudreau and her siblings quickly sped into action to spread the word of the Bryants need for help.
Jocelyn's mother, Becky Boudreau, was not surprised by her children's desire to help. As they put together signs and planned for the lemonade stand it was through their beloved teacher they didn't give up.
"Everytime they were coloring their signs and wanted to give up a bit, I would hear one of them say she never gave up on us!," said Boudreau with tears in her eyes.
The hardwork was well worth it, all afternoon neighborhood children stopped by to empty their piggy banks into the donation bin.
The children planned on surprising the Bryants with the money, but their teacher surprised them first.The unexpected arrival of the Bryants was welcomed with hugs, tears and laughter.
Sheri Bryant said, "I think we just feel so blessed and enveloped by everyone's love and I think that's where we are finding the strength to be able to do this...You know and to help Camden, that's the main goal now."
Little Camden with his blonde curls and infectious laugh has a long road ahead of him, leukemia takes three years and two months of chemotherapy treatment.
But the Bryants plan on taking it one day at a time.
The students plan on raising more money tomorrow. Those interested can fine them on Main Street and Hancock Street in downtown Ellsworth, right infront of Heart Strings.