Wolfson's Be the Change Project

In June of 2016, at age 12,  I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  I had to spend 4 days in Wolfson's Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.  My care was amazing, the staff phenomenal and everyone was wonderful in making me feel as comfortable as possible.  However, as a pre-teen, I found I was too old for the "activity" cart and got restless.  I asked if there was a gaming system to help occupy my time and get my mind off of what was going on.  The only system was down in the kids play area.  I thought it would be great if they had gaming systems that could be wheeled to a room for the older kids.

I have been assigned a class project called "Be the Change" and thought this would be a great opportunity to make that change!!  I am asking for donations so we can purchase gaming carts for Wolfson's Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida so other pre-teen/teens who have to stay in the hospital for long periods of time, have an outlet to get their mind off of why they are there, if only for a little bit.

If you have ever had to stay in the hospital, you know it can be scary, lonely, and tedious.  If I can help even one kid escape those feelings for just a little bit, I can BE the change.  Lets BE the change!!


Samantha Bettge Ledyard
St. Augustine, FL

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