Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
(News 12 This Morning / NBC First at 4)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – A little girl is making a big difference after spending much of the past seven years in and out of the hospital.
Now, Carly Prosser is using social media to help other kids.
Each year for her birthday, Carly’s family gathers donations for the Children’s Hospital in Tennessee. It was Carly’s second home for years. Carly has severe Epilepsy, is partially blind and has a number of other limitations.
This year, the Prossers are collecting pillow cases.
"Some of them have bible verses, some of them are textured for the kids that are vision impaired so they can't see the colors and the characters but they can feel them," said Carly’s mom, Amy.
The family hopes the pillowcases bring the kids in the hospital the comfort they need.
“They’re in the hospital so it's obviously a bad thing but, hopefully this will give them a little sense of home,” said dad Terry.
Carly doesn't get out much, but has more than 17,000 followers on Facebook from across the world. The kids at Clearwater Elementary are among them.
"We love you Carly, and we want to bring more pillowcases for the kids that are sick," said Leslie Estrada, a student at Clearwater.
With every pillow case, no matter what the size or shape, Carly is uniting our nation and opening the hearts of people she's never met.
Carly, just a little girl, proves every day she is far from limitless.
Clearwater Elementary is collecting pillowcases until February 22nd. If you want to help, you can drop pillowcases off at the school at 4552 Augusta Road, in Beech Island.