Five wheelchairs have been donated to the Children’s Hospital of Yangon by the organisation “Give to Live” founded by Alice Le Roux, a 13-year-old 8th grader at Hinson Middle School who lives in Ormond Beach, Florida, USA. The donations were made in collaboration with MNP Sprinkles Myanmar.
Alice has always been compassionate towards needy people and especially wanted to help children in need. She often comes to visit Myanmar with her family.
Last year, she brought over toys she had collected in Florida and gave them to children in a Yangon orphanage.
During her visit to the orphanage, she observed a child struggling to walk and thought a wheelchair would be very useful.
Back home, Alice organized a garage sale with her friends from Give to Live to raise funds for the wheelchairs. They collected used household goods, appliances, toys, books, and clothes and sold them in a two-day garage sale.
Also in June, to raise more money, Alice worked as a junior counselor at the Halifax Youth Sailing summer camp, teaching young kids how to sail a boat.
With the money from the garage sale and the camp, she bought the wheelchairs.
“At this time, we can only give five wheelchairs, but in the near future, we intend to give many more.
In high school, I hope to expand Give to Live. If you want to join Give to Live, email us at [email protected] with dots in between the words”, she said.”
Tin Soe (Myanmar Alinn)