Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital inspires eight-year-old to start nonprofit
It’s not often a little girl starts her own nonprofit at the
age of eight. However, that’s exactly
what former patient, Angelina Maybry did and accredits Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital for the motivation to do so.
Angelina was born in 2006 at 24 weeks gestation weighing one
pound 11 ounces. Within hours after
birth, she was flown by Life Flight® to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where she spent 119 days in the neonatal intensive care unit
During her stay, Angelina experienced many set-backs
including a brain bleed, heart surgery and a blood transfusion. The odds were not in Angelina’s favor to live
a normal life of a happy and healthy child.
“We did not know if Angelina would leave the hospital,” said
grandma, Linda Labeth. “She is truly a walking miracle.”
On Angelina’s eighth birthday she started a nonprofit called
“Angelina’s Doll Charity” to pay forward the kindness she received as a baby. Her
mission is to put a smile on as many sick young children’s faces as possible by
collecting dolls and distributing at local hospitals.
“It was natural for her to give back to Children’s Memorial
Hermann Hospital,” said Labeth. “She
wanted to go back to the hospital and do something good for them.”
She was able to accomplish exactly
that by delivering 232 dolls to patients of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Not only were the children excited to receive
the doll, but Angelina was excited to give it.
“It makes me happy to share and make others happy,” Angelina
said with a big smile.
To learn more about Angelina’s nonprofit, check out this site.