By creator to www.palmbeachpost.com
Right this moment these tuning in to the “Kelly Clarkson Show” at 2 p.m. will catch a neighborhood face with a worldwide mission.
Kayla Abramowitz, the 19-year-old founder and “Chief Child Officer” of Kayla Cares 4 Kids will seem on the present to speak about how she’s grown her non-profit since its beginnings eight years in the past.
Abramowitz, a freshman on the College of Miami and resident of North Palm Seashore, based the group to offer sick kids at medical amenities with something that may assist educate and entertain them: books, motion pictures, video video games, crafts and extra.
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Identified with Crohn’s Illness, Juvenile Arthritis and Eosinophilic Colitis, she stated she spent lengthy intervals of time in hospitals and understands what it’s like for youths within the typically scary and lonely surroundings.
“I noticed how boring it may be,” she stated. She needed to offer children one thing to do.
After eight years of labor, her group has donated over 32,000 gadgets to 450 amenities across the nation. Her “international headquarters,” as she referred to as it, is situated in West Palm Beach, however as she attends faculty in Miami, she stated she’s unfold her roots to that space as effectively.
Abramowitz will seem on part of the present referred to as “What I am Liking,” a phase devoted to an individual doing one thing good or attention-grabbing on-line. She utilized to be a visitor on the present a very long time in the past, she stated, however her household had forgotten about it till about three weeks in the past.
That’s when her mother acquired a name from a California quantity that turned out to be a producer.
It was “a whole shock,” she stated, “however an excellent shock.”
She was chosen after submitting a video describing her work. After a complete week of making ready — working towards strains, selecting out an outfit, checking lighting — she filmed the phase final Thursday.
Clarkson, she stated, was the nicest individual.
“I wish to be identical to her,” Abramowitz stated. “She has probably the most love I’ve ever seen from an individual.”
Abramowitz continues to search for financial assist and board members for Kayla Cares four Children as she hopes to broaden her group.
However she was shocked to go away her interview with greater than she began.
Kayla Cares four Children recieved a $1,000 donation from Clarkson and Pilot Pen, a sponsor of the present. She stated she already plans to make use of the cash for a few of her group’s applications, like month-to-month craft actions throughout South Florida and reside streams.
The right way to watch “Kelly Clarkson Present”
Kelly Clarkson’s interview with Kayla Abramowitz will air on WPTV Newschannel 5 on Thursday, Might 13, at 2 p.m.