Girl raises thousands for best friend, helps build special pool for skin treatment

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BENTON, Ark. – A very bright little girl uses her hobby to raise money for her best friend.

For nine-year-old Bethany Walker, her bracelets aren't about the money. She sells them on Facebook and gives the proceeds to her best friend, Anne Marie, whose rare skin disease causes blisters from the slightest touch.

But now, after making $47,000 in just 19 weeks, the bracelet business has funded a salt-water pool, specially designed to help those blisters heal.

"We um have a race, like who can swim the fastest. I normally win by a little," said a coy Bethany.

Anne Marie's mom says she can now play with her friends and family in the pool; something she really wasn't able to do before.