WAKEFIELD â After developing a blood clot in her arm, a student at The Prout School in Wakefield was inspired to develop her own way of giving back.
Makena Masterson, a 16-year-old junior, was hospitalized with a four-inch blood clot in the summer of 2011 at the Childrenâs Hospital of Orange County in Orange, Calif.
She said her experience staying on the hematology floor changed her, as she saw children who were much more sick than she was.
âI was the only patient on the floor with hair,â she said. âI realized how lucky I was.â
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