Fourth grade student, Navaeh Fisher, is doing her part to “Be the Change” in her community. Navaeh is a student at Broadford Elementary and recently completed a yearlong project called “Be the Change”. The project challenged students to invoke meaningful change in their family, community, state or world. Navaeh chose to create a children’s area in the waiting room of the Garrett Regional Medical Center’s emergency department. She felt that providing a fun area for children would help alleviate any nervousness or boredom that is often felt in a medical waiting area.
After receiving approval from the hospital to proceed with her project she wrote to area residents and businesses asking them to consider making a donation in order to help her purchase the equipment needed for the children’s area. Soon the funds started coming in and Navaeh was able to purchase a fun wall activity board and have it installed in the GRMC emergency department, with the assistance of Jessica Lucas, GRMC administrative assistant.
“We are so thankful that Navaeh chose us for her project,” said Lucas. “I’m very proud of the effort that she put into this. For her to recognize and care about the needs of our patients and their families is amazing to me. We are grateful to accept her donation.”
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