Thursday, April 2, 2009

Athens Girl Earns Gold Award

Aundrea of Athens also earned her Gold Award for her project entitled "Blankets for Babies." Aundrea planned to make 100 blankets for the babies in the neonatal unit at the Huntsville Hospital. Aundrea is currently studying nursing at Freed-Hardeman University and hopes to become a neonatologist. Her love of helping babies inspired her to do something to help those who help the babies in the NICU at Huntsville Hospital. Each blanket was made to be a lasting memorial of the ones who helped the babies and their families long after they left the hospital. Aundrea also created a Facebook group to get her friends involved in the project and enlisted them to help make the blankets. Together they created 100 blankets and Aundrea was able to spread the word about the Neonatal Unit and the people who work there.