Giving from the Heart…The Kids Led the way in 2012!
It’s time to toast the end of another year. It’s a great time to look back at the people and moments that moved us this year. We’ve shared the stories of so many amazing patients and caregivers but today I wanted to celebrate some very special kids in our community that supported Nationwide Children’s this year.
Six- year-old Michael stopped by our offices in October to give us almost $300 that he raised from his birthday party. Michael has a very superior knowledge of the United States Presidents, and had a president-themed birthday party. All of his friends came dressed as their favorite president or first lady. Instead of gifts, he asked for money for our patients. He said that presidents do nice things for others, and he wanted to, as well.
- Zachary Kroll, celebrated his final chemotherapy treatment by donating a wagon to the hospital.
- Hamilton Township High School rallied around one of their students who was recently diagnosed with cancer to raise $844 in just a few days.
- Jonathan Alder High School girls’ soccer team sold “Kick Cancer” t-shirts and bracelets to raise awareness and $500 for cancer research.
- Jacob and Jonah Schottenstein, with their friend Ethan Solomon raised an amazing $92.25 in one afternoon at their neighborhood lemonade stand.
- Lakeview Junior High collected hats and $1,000 to aid in the fight against pediatric cancer.
- Ty Boggs celebrated his 9th birthday by stopping by to donate all of his birthday presents to our patients.
- Logan asked for book donations this fall. He dropped off 10 boxes of brand new books.
These are just a few examples of the generous children in our community. I’ll leave 2012 this: “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about-”