Beginning to heal
Although insured, the families are being saddled with out-of-pocket medical expenses and other costs.
Three students at EVHS have found a way to help. Seniors Katie Lovell, Sandra Wahba and Baily Rose have set up a fund at Alpine Bank in Eagle called Helping Hearts Heal.
“We all wanted to help in some way, but didn’t know how,” says Lovell. “We were amazed at the response from students as we walked through the school’s hallways and asked for funds.”
The idea just snowballed, the girls say. When companies started asking where to send money, the girls got serious and opened the fund. They are planning to raise more money, too, and keep it at Alpine Bank for as long as possible. The trio is very involved in student council and other school projects. They say they want to see the student council take over the fund when they’ve graduated.
“We want this to be an on-going fund,” Wahba says. “There are so many hidden costs with something like this. Hopefully, EVHS will make this a club, so that committed students can fund-raise and make decisions on who needs the money in future.”
“We want this to get bigger and keep going,” she says. “This is for families who are hurting. Insurance only covers so much.”
For more information, call Julie Herr at Alpine Bank at 328-1666.