Kids Who are Bringing Hope

This article was originally published on June 24, 2020.

In 2020, everyone around the world has been faced with many challenges. However, there are many people who are trying to bring hope, despite the current situation. Today I will be highlighting two children who have made a difference: Kaitlyn Saunders, age 9, and Bridget Quinn, age 10. 

Kaitlyn Saunders wanted to make a difference and let everyone know that we would get through this. In her hometown of Washington D.C., she skated to Andra Day’s song “Rise Up,” at the Black Lives Memorial on Black Lives Matter Plaza, in the Washington District of Columbia. Saunders’ parents had told her about the Black Lives Matter protests, so “[she] decided [she] should contribute something” (Saunders, NBC News), so she picked “Rise Up” to dance to “because it was inspiring, hopeful, and an emotional song.” 

Another exceptional child, Bridget Quinn, is making beaded bracelets for doctors and nurses. Every single bracelet comes with a piece of paper saying “Thank You, You are Loved.” She wanted to pay it forward, because in 2018, her mom was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. “The nurses that my mom had, saved her life. I’m just so grateful for the nurses that helped her” (Quinn, NBC News). Currently in the month of June, she is donating bracelets to hospitals in Georgia, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, however she doesn’t plan to stop there. Bridget Quinn wants to donate bracelets to all 50 states, and possibly internationally. 

All over the world, there are many challenges we must face, but with a little hope we can get through them. 

Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever. -Unknown

Even though many of our lives have been turned upside down, hope will get us through these times. We must not give up hope. We will get through this. The light at the end of the tunnel is upon us. No matter where you are in the world, please don’t give up hope.