Photo, from left to right: Anja Krtolica delivers her $230 donation to Paediatric Nurse, Nikki Adshead.
When Anja Krtolica celebrated her 6th birthday last month she asked her friends to bring two things; first, their bicycles because the theme of the party was “bike race”. Second, Anja asked for a donation rather than a birthday gift in order to help children in hospital. Anja explained her motivation “when I was little I fell down the stairs and hurt my head. So I want to help kids who are injured or sick.” In fact Anja had suffered a concussion at a young age and her special understanding of what children might be going through inspired her and her friends to raise $230 for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. The generous gift will be directed towards the Paediatric Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).