Welcome to Governor's School East!
2017 GSE Closing Day Convocation
(Click to view the video - thanks, Robin Hardman!)
I asked Leanne Joyce to share her story with the GSE community at our Closing Convocation. Andrew and I are signed up for the Positive Impact for Kids 5K on December 2nd in Chapel Hill. How about all of you GSE runners and walkers in the area signing up for this great cause? We can have a GSE reunion! - Laura (I'll be the happy one at the back of the pack checking for lanyards!)
Leanne's Message: I was born with Aortic Valve Stenosis, a heart condition that narrows my aortic valve. I used to be a nationally ranked jump roper, competitive swimmer, and gymnast. At age 12, I was unexpectedly told by my cardiologist to immediately stop sports because exerting my heart was life-threatening. Extremely devastated, I remembered my hospital experience one month prior. While waiting for test results, teenage volunteers handed me a gift which completely relieved my stress and motivated me to give back. As a result, I decided to use the time I could no longer spend playing sports to start a non-profit. In 2011, I founded Positive Impact for Kids, a 501(c)(3) striving to improve the hospital experience for pediatric patients by donating items from hospital wish lists. I raise funds to help hospital staff better meet the emotional and physical needs of their pediatric patients. My non-profit provides hospitals with appropriate distraction and tools for education and socialization. I have donated 135 iPads, over 2,000 gift cards, and many additionally requested items to 115 hospitals, at least one in every state. Since founding my non-profit, I have raised over $100,000. My donations have impacted the lives of more than 600,000 pediatric patients.
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The GSE Office will reopen on June 17, 2018.
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GSE Office Hours: (Open from June 17-July 25, 2018)
Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
GSE Office Phone: (919) 760-2658 (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
After Hours Phone (Emergencies only): (919) 208-3509 (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
GSE Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Active from June 17-July 25, 2018)
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