Kinley, spent the first 2 1/2 months of her life at, Norton Children's Hospital. The road was long, rough, and uncertain. She was diagnosed with Panhypopituitarism, and Adrenal Insufficiency. The hospital stays still continue to this day. Any type of illness, and or virus can be detrimental to her health.
The winter of, 2014, Kinley decided to make homemade pillows for the kids at Norton Children's Hospital. She wanted to brighten their day. After, this project was done, she wanted to do more,something bigger. Summer of,2015, the first ever toy drive carnival was born, and has continued ever since.
To this date, Kinley has raised, OVER $50,000 for Norton Children's Hospital. She has donated thousands of toys, and had a playroom named after her on the very floor she's often admitted on.
Her next project is to raise enough money to renovate the playroom. A playroom, is one of the important rooms in a children's hospital. It is their getaway, a place to play with siblings, and too just be a kid.
Toys are often donated to hospitals, which are always appreciated, and needed. Kids, just love getting a new toy,and it brightens their day. Parents needs are often overlooked. Unexpected stays, Emergency trips, or Extended stays, can leave a parent unprepared for their needs. Kinley, took it upon herself, and placed donation boxes throughout her community, and surrounding communities. She asked, for toiletry and hygine items for the parents. The generous people of Harrison County, and extended counties came together and made the Parent Care Package Drive a huge success! Kinley filled over 50, drawstring bags! Plus, had an extra box of items that were given to the families at Norton Children's Hospital.
Kinley, also makes Kuddle Bears, homemade teddy bears. She finds kids that are in need of a special gift. The bears are sent free of charge. Each bear comes with a birth certificate,and letter.
If I can see a kid, in the hospital smiling when I know they probably weren't smiling before, then that's the greatest reward I could ask for. And, that's why I do what I do. To spread around kindness, because kindness rocks.
Kinley, reminds me of a mini Ellen for so many reasons. She has a big caring heart,and always ready to help others. She has accomplished so much,and has overce so many hurdles. Please help me get her to the Ellen Show.
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