Clayton youth wins grant from Disney Friends for Change

From staff reportsJune 22, 2014 

Brooke Holt of Clayton was awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.

The grant supported Brooke, a rising fifth-grader at Riverwood Elementary, in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day in April.

Brooke, 10, created kits for families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully form in the womb.

Babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia endure long hospital stays.

Brooke’s brother Braden Holt, 6, was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Brooke wanted to provide families with a kit that contains items to keep siblings of children with the birth defect busy while the family is at the hospital.

Grants were awarded to children and teens to lead projects that make a positive change in the world.

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