Amber Adams, of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, receives $250 gift from birthday girl Taylor Matsuo.
Taylor Matsuo had a spa day at home with seven of her best friends when she celebrated her birthday late last year. Rather than gifts she asked her guests to bring a donation for a good cause. As a result, Taylor and her friends raised $250 for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. Her gift will be directed towards the new Emergency Department Expansion at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). In fact, she is the first youth to donate specifically to the Emergency Department. Taylor is motivated to give to the new Department because her Dad Dr. Kelly Matsuo works at NRGH.