Since 2017, the Mighty Meredith Project has been engaged in projects and events that align with our mission of being:
Teddy Bears for Kids
Meredith received much of her treatment for the blood clot in her brain at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children - Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Although Meredith was sick, she knew others were sicker and could see it every time she was at the clinic. She had collected Teddy Bears from a prior birthday party and donated them to the HEMONC Clinic
Kindness through Confections
Baking gets Meredith through difficult and painful days and baking she has done, absolutely perfecting chocolate chip cookies among many others. It was hard to see her not bake for many months because she simply did not feel well enough. Now, as she has improved, many appointments and visits always include a set of some sort of fresh baked goods for her health care providers.
Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
Meredith was able to pay in forward to the HEMONC Clinic and Child Life Services through using her 12th birthday party to collect gift cards, hosting a bake sale and lemonade stands with friends, and using birthday money. A total of $500.00 in gift cards were donated to those families under the care of the clinic in need of a pick-me-up or simply a cup of coffee "on the house".
Using the platform that “Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”, the entire North Reading Middle School learned about Meredith's 2-year medical journey through a video, produced by NRMS students and teachers, on how kindness from many has been her source of strength and the impact one act of kindness can have on a person.
Students were welcomed first thing Friday, February 16th with kindness magnets, viewed the video,discussed the impact of being kind and took the kindness pledge. Kindness pledges will be posted through the hallways in coming weeks.
Comfort Creature Donations
On May 2, 2018, Mighty Meredith was to drop off several stuffed animals to the Pediatric Sedation and Infusion Unit at Tufts to those kids just like Meredith who have lumbar punctures and infusions. Being welcomed with a kind creature is just what the doctor has ordered.
Mission Critical - #Fillthebox Campaign
On December 23, 2017, the Mighty Meredith Project was able to fulfill part of our mission in delivering over 70 gifts to The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center Neurology Department for patients who may not had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas around their own tree or were in the hospital around the holidays for treatment. In addition, we helped provide gifts to two individual families in need. More about this project can be found here.
On April 2, 2018, Mighty Meredith was invited to speak with North Reading Brownie Troop 62796 fk about kindness and the impact one act of kindness can have on a person’s day. In return, these mighty 2nd graders provided the MMP with donations of stuffed animals and bike helmets. Many children will benefit from your kindness. #mmpkind #kindnessmatters
Bike Helmet Donations
On May 2, 2018, Mighty Meredith was to one meet with one her of favorite doctors, Dr. Gaitanis, Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children for a Neurology appointment and to drop off bike helmets in hopes of preventing one TBI this summer. The "Helmets for Heads" campaign provided 75 bike helmets in donations and with fundraising efforts, the Mighty Meredith Project was able to purchase an addition 125 helmets to be donated across local pediatrician offices just in time for summer. Read more here...