Story by: Julia Leggett on May 1, 2020
Benjamin Sheehan just wanted to find a way to help when he saw that Louisville needed helpers.
Ben, a junior at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, knew that he would have more time on his hands as he stayed safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I wanted to find a way to help the city that we call home,” Ben said.
That’s what he did with the creation of “Cut It for COVID,” an online fundraising campaign that he created to support Norton Healthcare Heroes through the Norton Healthcare Foundation.
On May 1, Benjamin will shave his head in exchange for donations in support of Norton Healthcare workers who are providing lifesaving care during the coronavirus outbreak. He will be accepting donations through May 8. The Norton Healthcare Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund was set up to honor the Norton Healthcare physicians, nurses and other caregivers who are ensuring that everyone in our community receives the care that they need.
Donations provide meals, emotional support and other comfort items for our teams providing care. So far, Ben has raised more than $1,600.
Even though Ben is missing the end of his junior year of high school, he is focused on finding a way to help others.
“In times of need, the best thing that we can do as a community is to come together in support of those who need it,” Ben said. “This is our chance to do something special and make an impact on our city.”
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