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The Kool-Aid Kid raises money for families of E. Cleveland victims

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MIcheal Diamond at his Kool-Aid stand. MIcheal Diamond at his Kool-Aid stand.

A young boy is doing his part to help the families of the East Cleveland murder victims.

8-year-old Micheal Diamond of Garfield Heights was nicknamed the "Kool-Aid Kid" when he raised $5,500 for his grandmother's funeral by selling the refreshing homemade beverages in his front lawn. 

Now, Micheal's lemonade and Kool-Aid stand is back open -- with proceeds going to the help pay funeral costs for Angela Deskins, Shetisha Sheeley and Shirellda Terry. 

"I feel sad that they passed away," said Micheal. 

Last month, Micheal received a huge outpouring of support from people all over the country for his grandmother.  He and his family are hoping for a similar response.

"I have the best son in the world," said Teresa Diamond.  "You couldn't ask for any better than what he's doing now."

So far, Micheal raised $45 to be split evenly among the families.  He will also donate $500 to the Terry family that he had raised from his grandmother's lemonade drive. 

You can help by donating to the Micheal and Bobbie Diamond Foundation's Facebook page.  Send donations through Paypal to

The "Kool-Aid Kid" will also be at his stand singing his "Kool-Aid song" and selling a new "lemonade" flavor. 

His stand is at 4806 Rockwood Rd. in Garfield Heights.  It will be open Monday through Saturday from 1-8 p.m.

Micheal plans to continue help others raise money for funeral expenses.      

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