TCNJ Student Make Big impact
What would you do if you wanted to thank the people that saved your life? Well, one TCNJ student started a painting program as a way to thank the hospital that saved hers.
According to nj.com, Hannah Donnor had fallen asleep while driving resulting in her crashing into a tree. This accident left her in the hands of the doctors at Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune City for weeks following the crash. Now, three years later, she wants to thank the staff that worked to save her life.
Nj.com reported that Donnor couldn’t just walk away without showing her appreciation for those who helped her get through this tough time. "Me just walking out and never seeing them again, it felt wrong for me,” Donnor shared with nj.com.
Donnor paints ceiling tiles that get placed in hospital rooms for the patients to admire, according to NJ.com. She also holds events where TCNJ students can pay $10 to paint a tile themselves and all of the money gets donated to the Child Life Program. The site also shared that Donnor has been delivering these tiles to others who want to participate throughout the state.
Donnor told NJ.com, “It helped me find my own path because I was never really sure what I wanted to do, but the underlying meaning of this project is benefiting the mental health of the patient." What a great way to brighten up a child's day and help motivate them during tough times.