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The power of one!

The power of one!

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 8:19 AM

I’m really excited to share this story with you about a young lady who can get things done!

I met Chelsey Heller a couple of weeks ago when she asked if she could shadow me here at KTVB. She made her way here from Adrian High School, a small rural school in eastern Oregon. Chelsey admitted it was only the only second time she’d driven herself to Boise.

We instantly hit it off! Her enthusiasm and focus were impressive.

But, I knew there was more to her and that’s when her story became one that I want to tell you!

Chelsey casually mentioned that she was putting on a health fair "all by herself!"

Yes, as part of her Senior Project this young lady contacted the American Red Cross, St. Alphonsus Hospital and the Health Department. She wanted them to come to her town.

They are!!!

Chelsey has created the Adrian Health Fair!
She has two mammogram buses from St. Alphonsus, one blood bus from the American Red Cross, vaccines from the health department, diabetes screenings from the American Diabetes Association, and local nurses from TVCC all coming to Adrian on Friday September 28th. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be at the Adrian H.S. Cafeteria offering screenings for everyone.

Chelsey is excited and feels that she will really accomplish something if, in her words, “Each bus is filled to the maximum capacity, and everyone is feeling satisfied with their health status.”

You go Chelsey….two thumbs up to you for showing us that the power of one can make a difference!