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Parksville children sell lemonade to aid brother battling brain cancer

Youngsters hand out cookies, thank-you cards
Keira Gilbeirt, Jenna Hohnstein, Tyson Hohnstein, Teesha Hohnstein and Zachary Hohnstein are selling lemonade on 435 Morison Avenue to raise funds for their brother who has cancer. (Michael Briones photo)

The Hohnstein children are currently holding a lemonade sale to raise funds for one their siblings, who has been diagnosed with Astrocytoma grade 3 aggressive brain cancer.

Tyson, who is the spokesperson of the group, said they would like to raise whatever they can to help with some of the things his brother Brodie Martini may need money for.

The Hohnstein children, including Jenna, Teesha, Zachary and cousin Keira Gilbeirt are out on 454 Morison Ave. selling lemonade for a $1. They will be there until 4 p.m. on Aug. 14.

They’re also handing out free cookies and thank you cards created by Kiera for people who would drop by and buy a lemonade.

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Tyson said they did not set a specific amount of money that they want to raise and whatever they get, they will still be happy.

“We’re just hoping that we can get just enough money to help out with our brother just to help out pay for a couple of things that need to be done,” said Tyson. “So far we’ve had quite a bit of people stopped by and gave us 10’s and 20’s.”

Martini recently underwent brain surgery to remove a portion of the cancer. He faces more medical appointments, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. A GoFundMe account has been set up for him at

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Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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