Some young people have genius ideas. Emily Hudson is one such bright Grade 6 student from Fort Saskatchewan. Hudson started a fundraiser as a project connected to her school’s “Genius Hour” and came up with a plan to raise money for the Rainbow Society.
Emily explains that her cousin had to undergo brain surgery at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, which inspired Emily to raise money to help other kids in hospitals. The Rainbow Society of Alberta grants wishes throughout the province to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or severe chronic medical illness.
In Emily’s words: “I know what it is like to have a family member in a hospital and know that it is hard. My goal is to raise enough money to grant at least one wish. I know that if a kid is happy they will have a better chance of doing well during their surgery.”
Emily’s goal is to raise $5000, which is the average figure it takes to grant one child’s wish. You can support Emily’s fundraiser for the Rainbow Society by visiting spud.ca/wishes. For every seasonal produce box ordered through her page, SPUD will donate 25% back to the Rainbow Society.