An Inspiring Moment at the Hospital

October 19, 2009 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

While wading my way through the emails this morning and sipping on my (second) coffee I received a email from one of my favourite nurses. Donna, who is the Clinical Nurse Coordinator for Children’s Hospital’s Medical Day Unit, was giving me a jingle to see if I could drop by and visit one of her kids who had brought down a donation for the Hospital on behalf of her Quesnel school, Dragon Lake Elementary .


Ariana handing her school donation over to Wendy, a Foundation representative.

Last year in support of Ariana, who has been coming regularly to Children’s for the past seven years, her grade 3/4 class decided to create a recycling program at the school and collect bottles from classmates, and from collection around the school grounds. After a year of collecting they were able to raise $71.40. Touched by such a wonderful act of charity, Ariana’s dad matched the school’s donation and challenged them to beat last year’s total and he would again match their donation for the 2009-10 school year.

This is just one small example of the kinds of activities that take place around the province every day. Although people may not feel that their contribution of $140 is much, we see the bigger picture. When hundreds of communities around BC give small amounts each year it adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the Hospital. And it’s not all about the money either. I want to thank the kids at Dragon Lake Elementary for rallying around their friend, Ariana. The act itself raises a lot of awareness and hope.

In the following weeks, I will start to highlight some of the amazing communities and super kid nominations that the Search for a Super Community program has brought in. Some of these stories will highlight fundraising, others a hospital story, but all contain the hope and energy Dragon Lake Elementary community showed me today. Tune in tomorrow for my first entry of Super Community Submissions Highlights.


Entry filed under: Super Community.

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