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 Childrenâ€™s 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.
â€śI was the only patient on the floor with hair,â€ť she said. â€śI realized how lucky I was.â€ť
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