Alina's Mattel Youth Ambassador Project

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$175
7%
Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
4 Donors
10
days left
Project ends on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Alina's Mattel Youth Ambassador Project

Hello everyone!

First and foremost, I wanted to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my fundraising proposal and for considering to donate to such an amazing cause!

My name is Alina Dau and I'm a senior at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Despite being thousands of miles away, I still have such a deep appreciation for the California hospital system and all the California healthcare workers, which is the primary reason why I was so eager to become a Youth Ambassador for UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital.

Before moving to Louisiana in fourth grade, I lived in Marina, California. After my mother experienced major complications while giving birth to me, my younger sister's delivery needed to be closely monitored. At nine years old, I felt extremely scared for the fate of both my sister and mother. The nurses, doctors, and hospital staff were essential to helping me cope with these circumstances. Because of all their efforts, my sister was safely delivered. I will be forever grateful to their commitment; therefore, I am always searching for new ways to give back to the community.

The primary goal of this fundraiser is to support UCLA's Chase Child Life program, alongside countless other services at UCLA's Mattel Children's hospital. As we all know, COVID-19 has already altered so much of the world we once knew. Volunteer services at UCLA have seen a stark increase in calls citing loneliness and depression because of visitor restrictions. These programs are essential to easing the fear and anxiety that comes with being a young patient.

Your donation will directly contribute to services such as:

  • Clinical research.
  • Art and activity kits.
  • Music and animal therapy.
  • Birthday and celebratory services.

Click here to learn more about how Chase Child Life inspires hope at Mattel Children’s Hospitals. Again, thank you so much for your consideration! Please join me in aiding those most vulnerable during these unprecedented times. Have a wonderful day!

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