Raising $389.30 in the past two and a half months for BC Children’s Hospital; a young Quesnel student is learning the importance volunteering, donating and helping raise awareness to BC Children’s Hospital.
As Jaden Sull was preparing to celebrate her eighth birthday with her family and friends, she was asked a simple question by parents Archie and Balj Sul, “for your birthday, would you like presents or make a donation to BC Children’s Hospital?”
Jadens immediate response without hesitation was inspiring.”I want to donate to BC Children’s Hospital.”
For the Sull family, BC Children’s Hospital has played a significant role in their lives as Jaden has spent time there in the past two years being treated for her seizures/epilepsy.
Jaden felt the opportunity to give back is important and worthwhile because of the positive impact that BC Children’s hospital had on her.
Once Jaden planned to donate her birthday funds and allowance back to the hospital that cared for her, she went to work on finding ways to raise more funds for the hospital.
The first fundraiser she did was creating rainbow looms which she sold by donation at Quesnel Junior Secondary (QJS) office with secretary Stacey Gilbert.
Jaden hand made all the rainbow looms and placed the coloured loom bracelets at QJS.
Secondly, Jaden received a donation box from a student of Greg Gerichs Grade 9 QJS woodwork class that had spent time at BC Children’s Hospital as a child.
The student used a scrap box and sanded it down and put a hole at the top for donations.
After labelling, decorating and placing the Cycling 530 newspaper article on it the box was placed at Bliss Coffee.
Thirdly, Jaden has been learning the importance of being involved in the community.
Not only has Jaden been active with her own fundraising, she’s recently been working side by
side learning from her mom and dad as they have been fundraising through a samosa fundraiser and raffle ticket sales and much more for Cycling 530 BC Children’s Hospital cycling event.
Jaden is not only learning the importance of giving back, but most importantly learning about sharing values that are important to her family.
Despite living with epilepsy Jaden is an active child who loves school; especially reading and math and can be found participating in TaeKwonDo, golf, soccer, cycling and hip hop dance.
Jadens summer plans include accompanying her mom, and at times cycling beside her dad next week as he will be cycling from Quesnel to Whistler to Vancouver to BC Children’s Hospital.
Quesnel Cycling is Rob Gardner and Armajit (Archie) Sull. They are riding to Whistler this summer to raise funds for the B.C. Children’s hospital.