Children’s Hospital Mural Inspires Nine-Year-Old to Make a Difference

Children’s Hospital Mural Inspires Nine-Year-Old to Make a DifferenceThe thoughtful actions of one nine-year-old girl are making a difference for patients being treated at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Inspired by the eight-story “Spirit of Healing” mural of a guardian angel watching over a young boy on the building of the hospital, Delaney decided she wanted to give back.

“We were driving home from Corpus Christi during Spring Break and we passed by the mural at the hospital and I started thinking about all of the children who had to stay in the hospital during their Spring Break, and during the holidays,” Delaney said. “I decided to help the kids by raising money for the hospital. I later found out that the Children’s Hospital treated my friend when he was sick with Leukemia. He is much better now, but I wanted to do something to help.”

As soon as she unpacked from her trip, Delaney began making pot holders, a hobby she had with her mom and brother. She went door to door in her neighborhood selling the pot holders and telling her neighbors what she was doing and why.

Children’s Hospital Mural Inspires Nine-Year-Old to Make a Difference“So far, I’ve sold 21 pot holders,” Delaney said. “I also decorated jars and delivered them to my neighbors and asked them to keep the jars for a while to fill with their spare change.”

Delaney stopped by the hospital last week to drop off her first batch of earnings. She plans to continue selling pot holders during her summer break and already has 12 on order.

“I also plan to sell my old toys and have a garage sale to raise more money this summer,” she added. “The day I took my money to the hospital, I had raised $113 and was told that there were 113 patients spending the weekend at the hospital. I hope to raise $113 more by the end of the summer.”

Delaney is an inspiration to us all!

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