Photo, from left to right: Kelly Raymond, Child Life Specialist at NRGH receives a special gift of $300 from Ava Alexander.
Soccer with twenty friends was followed by a pizza party at Boston Pizza when Ava Alexander turned eight years old. Her athletic aptitude was matched with her generosity as she insisted friends bring a cash donation rather than a gift to the celebration. As a result, the young philanthropist donated $300 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to be directed towards the Paediatric Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Ava explained that she just wanted to “help kids who are were sick.”