Octavia Peete, a third grader in Mrs. Avent's Westhills Elementary School classroom, decided shortly before the Christmas break that she wanted to do a little extra this year to provide some holiday cheer for others. But how? She arrived at an excellent idea after writing her best friend, Star, who is a patient at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital; she would ask for monetary donations in order to purchase gifts for VCH patients.
Octavia joined forces with WES guidance counselor Mae Rambo to come up with a plan. They decided to collect donations from fellow classmates and WES students to purchase gifts for the young patients at the Nashville hospital.
By the time Christmas rolled around, Octavia bought several gifts to cheer the VCH patients.
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