11-year-old Helps Raise Nearly $17,000 for Alive
Published on March 10, 2023
Alive’s youngest supporter, Belle Yeagle, helped raise $16,962 yesterday in support of Alive during her school’s Jump and Hoop it Up event, the most money Harding Academy has ever raised in its annual fundraiser. Thanks to Belle’s winning essay, Alive was selected as the recipient of this year’s fundraiser. Brad Schmitt with The Tennessean covered her story in The Good News:
“Her name is Belle Yeagle. Her dad, Jeremy, died of brain cancer about a year and a half ago. A bit of light shines through this tragedy − because of the nonprofit Alive Hospice in Nashville, Belle’s dad lived in their West Meade house until he passed. So the father and his wife, Marie, and their two daughters spent every day together.
After her dad died, Belle, for free, went to a weekly Alive Hospice group for kids whose loved ones have died. The kids do the usual kids stuff there like arts and crafts and games. But in between, kids do special activities to help process their grief. The participants all made memory boxes with the pictures of their loved ones on the outside and special mementos inside the box. Belle put pictures of her and her dad, and the family dog, Hank, on her memory box. Belle also put a math equation on there because her dad was a banker.”
We are so grateful for the support of Belle, Harding Academy, and all who helped make this possible!
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