Burns Middle School student, Caitlyn Blandford, came up with a unique idea as a project for her academic team competition.
“Community problem solving (CmPS) is where kids around my age go out and solve a problem in their community,” Caitlyn told Owensboro Living in an email.
For her project, Caitlyn chose to focus on ways to help chemo patients. “Patients here in Owensboro don’t nearly get as much support as they would in a big name hospital such as Riley,” Blandford said, explaining the inspiration behind her idea. “I’m going to create cancer ‘care packets’ to give to the patients of one of the local cancer centers here in Owensboro.”
The money Caitlyn raises will be used to buy Christmas presents and make care packs filled with items that the chemo therapy office needs such as lotion, blankets, etc.
If you would like to support Caitlyn’s project, click on this link: gofundme.com/ufbg8ckc