May 1, 2013

Seven-year-old donates items to Gordon Hospital

Submitted by Gordon Hospital

CALHOUN — Kalie Humphries, the seven-year-old daughter of William and Christina Humphries of Fairmount, truly has a heart for helping others.

The Sonoraville Elementary School second grader says she began saving and collecting money a few months ago with the goal of helping sick children. She collected more than $200 from “tips” she received while “helping” at her parents’ restaurant, imply Southern on GA 53, and by asking people to donate to her cause. She took the money she raised and purchased items to comfort Gordon Hospital’s youngest patients.

“I care about people,” Kalie told Gordon Hospital’s House Supervisor Retha McRay, RN, when presenting the items to the hospital.

Kalie’s donation included coloring books, crayons, Teddy bears, hand-help games, puzzles, soft blankets, and other items that she felt would help cheer up a sick or injured child.

“We are so thankful for Kalie’s donation,” McRay says. “It can sometimes be difficult and scary for children to be in the hospital, but these items will certainly bring smiles to their faces.”