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Totally radical! Two Henry Ford II seniors at hospital internship show true character
Totally radical! Two Henry Ford II seniors at hospital internship show true character
Posted on 11/19/2019
Students dressed as turtles with nursesHenry Ford II seniors Isabella Johnson and Joey Francis wanted to do something awesome for the children staying at Beaumont Hospital. 

The aspiring medical professionals have been working at the intensive care units at Troy Beaumont hospital, and they wanted to give the young patients a totally tubular experience at Halloween.

The pair, who are co-presidents of their school’s National Honor Society, held quick fundraisers at their school to raise $400 for individual Halloween gift baskets, which they passed out dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Each basket had a coloring book, crayons, stickers, glow-in-the-dark wands, Halloween themed headbands and a get-well card signed by the students. With the remaining money they raised, they made a general box called the “Pediatric Box of Fun” that they loaded with board games, puzzles, toy cars, dolls, stuffed animals, and fuzzy blankets.

“The kids and the nurses absolutely loved this kind and selfless gesture,” said School to Work Coordinator Janet Gendelman. “Isabella and Joey felt amazing to have been able to give the children a great Halloween.”

Both Johnson and Frances plan to pursue careers in a medical field.  As part of the internship program they are an integral part of the team and have many of the same responsibilities on the floor as the nursing assistants.

Students received their internships as a result of our partnership with Beaumont through the School To Work Program. For more information about School To Work, please contact the district coordinators  Catherine Lelito and Janet Gendelman