It was a hot Memorial Day weekend that should have been filled with summer time swimming for little kids, but due to the pandemic of 2020 those plans had changed. Thus Eloise (7), Molly (2) and Owen (2), the children of Craig & Sara Neal, decided that they would use their free time to raise money for masks for pediatric patients who have Congential Heart Defects (CHD) with compromised immune systems at Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens’ Hospital at Vanderbilt.
So they set up a simple lemonade stand and got the word out to their neighbors on social media about their fundraising plans for the day. Their neighbors and friends were so moved by the children’s work that they helped raise almost a whopping $500.00! Bright Heart Foundation was able to immediately fulfill the request of the masks in various pediatric sizes for those children waiting on transplants and deliver them to the staff at the hospital.
It is amazing how all of us, including our children, can have such an impact on the world around us. We thank these parents for teaching their kids such a meaningful lesson of how important it is to care for others. Thank you very much to The Neal Family for your support and thank you kids for your fundraising efforts!
Job well done!