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9-year-old from Highlands Ranch folds, delivers 2,000 ‘Thank you’ hearts to hospital workers

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 A 9-year-old girl wanted to show her appreciation for medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. So she started folding paper, and along with friends and classmates, ultimately created and delivered 2,000 origami paper hearts with “thank you” messages on them to the hospital staff at Swedish Medical Center.

“We wanted to let the medical staff know that we cared about them during this tough and difficult time,” 9-year-old Erica told Denver7.

She soon recruited her family and friends, then her classmates at Cougar Run in Highlands Ranch, to take part. Each three-inch heart has a simple message written on it: “Thank you and stay safe.”

“They risk their lives to save ours so I want to say thank you to them,” Erica’s friend Eunice, who took part in the project, added.

The girls and the group collectively made over 5,000 hearts.




-Jason Gruenauer

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