1010 WINS in New York reports:
A girl has donated money from her Bat Mitzvah to buy developmental toys for sick babies. Michaela Palmer has been raising money since last fall for the NICU babies at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill. Palmer designed and sold a set of pink and blue bracelets that said “A NICU needs you.” She also included a special invitation for her Bat Mitzvah guests to donate money to the NICU instead of her.
Palmer apparently raised more than $1,000 which she used to buy a variety of developmental toys for the children.
“We’re thrilled and she can feel very proud of herself,” says Dr. Jeffrey Perlman. “She’s doing something very special.”
Palmer isn’t new to giving and says when she was younger she walked in the March of Dimes with her mother to raise money for premature babies.