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These Kids Are Doing Amazing Things to Get Us Through COVID-19

19 de marzo de 2021

Get inspired by all of the amazing things these kids are doing across the country

COVID-19 has hit all of us hard, including the kids. En todo el país, muchos niños no han podido volver a las clases presenciales y solamente pueden ver a sus amigos en reuniones al aire libre. But kids are resilient, and many of them have not only powered through the pandemic but have come out stronger.

Some have started businesses, others have committed themselves to volunteering. Whether it is supporting those going through COVID-19, memorializing those we have lost or developing products that keep us entertained, the smaller set is making a big difference.

Get inspired by all of the amazing things these kids are doing across the country:

Sewing a Memorial Quilt

Fourteen-year-old Madeleine Fugate took inspiration from her mom when deciding to put together aCOVID-19 quiltto remember those who lost their lives. Her mom had worked on the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and she remembers how healing that was. So she started pulling together a quilt to honor those that had lost their lives to the coronavirus.

Todos pueden enviar un cuadrado de 8 x 8 pulgadas para incluirlo en el edredón.  Madeleine hopes that portions of the quilt will make their way into museums, hospitals, city halls, and traveling exhibits to show that the real people behind the statistics of the pandemic.

Un pasatiempo divertido para los niños

When the lockdown occurred, Nicholas' mom said to him, why don't you start a business? Nicholas, 6, decided to sell craft planes. With a love for art, it was a natural fit. He sells DIY craft plane kits in different colors for $16 on his website,Creations by Nicholas.

Una parte de cada venta se la destina a la Triple Heart Foundation, que proporciona libros a la unidad de cuidados intensivos de neonatales (NICU, por sus siglas en inglés) en todo el país. But for those impacted by COVID-19, the kits are free. Through the Kits for Kids program, Nicholas will send a kit to any kid impacted by COVID-19 (including having family members impacted) or to children of frontline workers.

On the Right Track for a Cure

There is not yet a cure for COVID-19, but Anika Chebrolu, 14, is on the right path to finding one. This Frisco, Texas, native is the winner of the $25,0003M Young Scientist. Su proyecto comenzó como una búsqueda de una droga antiviral para la gripe, pero luego se transformó en una investigación sobre un compuesto químico que puede unirse a la proteína espícula del virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).  She will now work with other scientists to determine if these findings can help develop an antiviral drug.

Reading During Tough Times

Eight-year-old Anaik Sachdev is no stranger to the impact of COVID-19. Both his mom and dad contracted it, as did his grandmother, who ended up in the hospital. During the time when they all quarantined, Anaik and his family found solace in reading books. On his birthday in May he thought, What if there were a way to help others get through this with books?

He connected with the mayor of Phoenix who helped him partner with local Valleywise Health Center to provide books to those in need and called it Loving Library. He started anlista de deseos de Amazonfull of inspirational books. He receives the books, sanitizes, labels and drops them off at the hospital. He has already provided over 150 books. The patients are able to keep the books they receive and he hopes to eventually expand to other cities.

A Book For Everyone

Like many kids, 5-year-old Wade Williams was having a tough time understanding this scary pandemic, and he wanted to find a way to help kids just like him. So he worked together with his dad to write a children's book calledWade Through the Pandemicto help kids keep a positive mindset even though the coronavirus is impacting their lives. The story details his ups and down from getting a new baby sister to his grandma getting sick with COVID-19.

They hope the book, which is currently a top seller in the new children's books on Amazon, will help kids understand just how resilient they truly are.

El espectáculo debe continuar

When the school musical was cancelled at Thurman White School of the Performing Arts in Henderson, Nevada, Cox helped bring the drama class together to create an animated film. Enlisting the help of Oscar winning director Patrick Osborne the class used cutting edge technology to record their performances and create "Drawn Closer" que se estrenará en mayo.

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