Three years ago, at the age of nine, I started our community's first event (with help), an Easter Egg Hunt. We held a fundraiser at a restaurant, colored and filled over 500 eggs, and I delivered appreciation cards to sponsors. Last year, I combined a book drive with the egg hunt. I also solicited book donations from teachers, friends, family, neighbors, and Girl Scouts totaling over 2,700 donated books. We took the donated books; along with my personal contribution of books, to form a Library for my mom's ESL class. The value, of these 2,700 books, is immeasurable considering the number of students it will help over the years. I volunteer to read some of these same books with the ESL students. I try to be patient and help to pronounce words, while I encourage them to read.
My love for my Nana fueled my desire to start Nana's Cancer Miracles to help children and adults with cancer. I have already recruited 30 volunteers to help provide services that will lift patient's sprits and give them hope. My first visit to Central Indiana Cancer Center was a success. I am presently arranging visits to a hospital and other cancer centers where volunteers will play games, entertain, and paint nails to make patients forget that they are in a hospital. I am currently working on ways to fund these projects. I want to help everyone, regardless of income. I saw the need to help others, already dealing with financial shortcomings because of their health, that were unable to afford simple things they need. I have already begun collecting wigs, scarves, and hats. I hope to make Nana's Cancer Miracles an everlasting symbol of my love for my Nana.
Faith, Family, Love, Hope, and Compassion are all things that motivate me. I have a deep commitment for people. Nana's Cancer Miracles lets me express those visions with others and I hopefully will give cancer victims like my Nana a reason to put a smile on their face.
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