For the last three months, 10-year-old Haden has set up shop on the front lawn of his Lincolnton, North Carolina, home. He arranged a table, made a sign and passed out flyers — advertising his art for sale for a dollar.
“I’m just doing it to make my little brother happy and to make sure he doesn’t give up,” Haden tells PEOPLE.
Haden is raising money to buy toys for his younger brother Max, who is 7 years old and suffers from a rare nerve and tumor disorder that makes life very uncomfortable.
When he was 9 months old, genetic testing showed Max was born with neurofibromatosis.
“Anything you can imagine going wrong is affected. He has tumors, migraines, neuropathy, seizures, muscle weakness…the list just keeps going and every day he gets a little worse,” his mother, Cynthia Davis, 29, tells PEOPLE.
“He used to be the most outgoing, hyperactive child, just the life of the party,” she …