Maya Lintott is a big sister, which means she is also a role model. When eight year old Maya turned five she collected donations instead of birthday gifts to help sick children at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). This is year she turned eight and inspired her sister Olivia to join her compassionate efforts to help others, and together the girls presented $295 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation thanks to the generosity of their friends who helped celebrate their birthdays.
After considering the needs of the hospital the girls elected to direct their gift to the purchase of one of two new CT Scanners the Foundation is purchasing for the Medical Imaging Department at NRGH. When the sisters heard the new Scanner would help people from all ages and genders they decided their donation could reach as many people as possible if they supported the project. The new CT Scanner the Lintott sisters are helping to buy will be in place to serve Central Vancouver Islanders this spring; more than 18,500 CT Scans are performed each year.