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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky preschooler’s refreshing business venture has rallied the support of his community with its simple goal.

“Henry’s Lemonade Stand,” launched six days ago by 4-year-old Henry Brummett, was started to earn enough money to buy a toy he can share with his 8-month-old brother, Emery.

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“Emery’s been in the hospital his whole life, and Henry wanted to be able to buy a toy for them to play together as soon as he got to come home,” Brittany Walden, the boys’ mother, told WLKY.

Emery was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare defect that prevents the heart from developing fully in the womb, and already endured a life-saving May 21 heart transplant. The infant has also withstood a host of other intensive medical treatments, resulting in complications that will keep him hospitalized past his originally anticipated July 4 discharge, the TV station reported.

It didn’t take long, however, for word to spread around Shepherdsville that Henry was open for business, and his sales have been off the charts, especially with the support of first responders who have been among his steadiest customers.

“We had line after line after line. I had to keep going in making lemonade. It was so amazing to see everyone come together,” Walden told WLKY.

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To date, Henry has raised more than $300, Walden confirmed.

“And they let Henry get on the fire truck and see the ambulances. It was super nice, and he loved it,” she added.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypoplastic left heart syndrome affects about 1 in every 1,000 live births.

Click here to follow “Tough as Emery,” chronicling the Kentucky infant’s progress.