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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Boys starts lemonade stand to help parents pay bills following sister's funeral

By: Michael Rosenfield
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - So many people called and emailed Action News following a Monday report on Tyler McVeigh's lemonade stand that his mother has now established a fund because so many people want to help.

Many people across the country heard about this story and although they cannot visit Tyler's lemonade stand in person, they still wanted a way to donate.

Donations can now be made to:
Charter One Bank
C/O Kristen McVeigh
5775 East 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

You may email questions to Tyler's mother, Cheryl McVeigh, at

This is Tyler McVeigh's way of helping his family following the sudden death of his big sister Kristen in mid-July.

Bills have piled up so Tyler and his friends set up a lemonade stand outside Fillmore Elementary School on Irving in Sterling Heights.

Monday was the first day of business.

Meantime there is a police investigation underway into Kristen's death. Police tell Action News they are now waiting on toxicology reports. Kristen went out with some friends, came home, and her family found her dead just a few hours later, according to Cheryl McVeigh, Kristen and Tyler's mother.

Kristen was a 16-year-old student at Cousino High School in Warren.

"She was just like a very nice person, " Tyler says. "The best sister you could ever have.".

If you would like to visit the lemonade stand, it will be open weekdays between 9 and 5.