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High school students give IV lily pads to Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients

Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 14:47:20-05

Some of our local high school students are helping make life a bit easier for young cancer patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Members of the National Honor Society at Woodsboro High School delivered some IV lily pads today.
The pads are hand-painted wooden attachments for IV poles.
Kids can sit on them while their parents walk them to their treatments.

The Woodsboro students painted the pads with cartoon characters like Paw Patrol, Sponge Bob Square Pants and Trolls.
The project is the brainchild one of the honor students who was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2014.

“Throughout my checkups, I noticed that they had these lily pads at the clinic and upstairs and so whenever they showed it to me, I thought well if I was still going to the clinic and upstairs as often as I used to, I thought I would like to play with those,” said Kaitlyn Jankovsky, Woodsboro High School student.

Her National Honor Society sponsor loved the idea and gave it a go.
Kaitlyn says it took a while but they were able to finish eight lily pads for this year.