Two years ago, Hannah Mayer’s father was in a life-threatening bicycle accident. Now, for her mitzvah project, 12-year-old Hannah is using custom silicone wristbands to raise funds and awareness for Memorial Hospital’s Regional Trauma Center.
“To me, Memorial is a place where miracles are made… My Dad is an example of this. About two years ago, he was in a horrible bike accident that was very difficult to overcome. But he did so thanks to his hard work and dedication, along with the endless hard work of the Trauma Center team,” writes Hannah.
“In honor of the Trauma Center’s work for my father, and the many lives they have saved, my service project will benefit the Memorial Regional Hospital Trauma Center – raising money to provide awareness to traumatic accidents and educating people about ways to avoid traumatic situations.”
In addition to a school Trauma Awareness Day and participation in the Bayfront Challenge Triathlon (where she placed first in her age division), part of Hannah’s project included a fundraiser selling customized, high-quality silicone wristbands from Reminderband that read, “Trauma Awareness & Prevention.” In addition to earning money for the cause, these bands will also raise awareness about trauma awareness and prevention in the community. Additionally, these strong, comfortable bands will serve as long-lasting reminders to stay safe.
According to Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Hannah raised about $5,000 for Memorial Regional Hospital.
“I’ve learned a lot of what being Jewish means to me and I also learned a lot more of what safety means to me.”