Members of SEA’s Chapter 4 at New Hampshire Hospital are reaching out to membership to ask for help for a member whose 19-month-old daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The toddler, named Olivia, is the child of Susan Smith, a nurse specialist on H Unit at NH Hospital.
On Jan. 6, Olivia was sitting in a chair coloring with a colored pencil when she fell and landed on the pencil. The pencil entered through the corner of her eye and became lodged deep in her brain. Olivia has suffered a stroke due to this injury and it has affected her right side and long-term cognitive processing. The toddler is currently receiving care at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Her recovery is expected to be lengthy, followed by rehabilitation, and a fund has been established to assist the family.
You can help Olivia in several ways:
- First, you can send a donation directly to: Olivia Cecelia Smith Benefit Fund (Citizens Bank) PO Box 351, Goffstown NH 03045.
- Second, Chapter 4 is holding a bake sale Feb. 6 and is seeking people who are willing to bake items for it. If you can help, email Laurie Aucoin at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you can bring.
- Third, you can head to the bake sale and buy lots of great baked goods.
The bake sale will take place in the NH Hospital lobby and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or whenever all the baked goods are sold. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Olivia Smith Benefit fund.
Other chapters are encouraged to help out any way they can.