Our Youngest Philanthropist - Chloe Joyner!
Just six years ago, Chloe Joyner was born here at St. Joe’s and she is already showing a warm-hearted generosity to the Hospital. Recently she made the remarkable decision to donate all of her birthday money to our Women’s & Infants’ unit in the hopes that it will, in her own words, “help the babies at the Hospital.”
On her way to school on September 25, Chloe dropped off her gift of $360 to the Hospital. Nurse Managers, Kimberley Ross and Marnie Buchanan met Chloe in the Women’s and Infants’ Unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Chloe was treated to a tour of the unit and even got to meet a baby who was just two days old.
When her little sister Alicia was born here two years ago, Chloe was amazed to see how many other babies were being cared for on the unit. St. Joe’s is the busiest birthing centre in the region delivering more than half of all babies born in Hamilton. In appreciation for Chloe’s generous act, both Chloe and Alicia will be joining the St. Joe’s Baby Face Photo Wall when it is updated this November.
Chloe’s mother, Michelle Joyner, is the Manager of Patient Flow at St. Joe’s and she was touched by this random act of kindness from her daughter. “We’re really proud of Chloe for discovering the importance of philanthropic giving at such a young age,” she says. “It warms our hearts to witness her coming up with this generous act all on her own.”
“The idea just came up in my head,” says Chloe, when asked about why she decided to make this gift to support post-partum care at St. Joe’s. “I hope it makes the babies in the hospital happy. I want to make sure they’re all kept warm with blankets and stuff.”
Nurse Manager Kimberley Ross, Chloe, Michelle Joyner, Manager of Patient Flow
and Marnie Buchanan, Nurse Manager.