Goulter School Gr. 1 student Kynley Kristinnson was born with hyperplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This condition has meant many surgeries and procedures for the little girl. She has been on a list for a new heart since 2017 and as of January 2020, Kynley uses a portable oxygen concentrator at school.
With this special little gal now in Gr. 1, Goulter teachers made special plans to observe Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.
On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Cookies for Kynley was a special initiative by the Gr. 1 class to show their classmate that they care, and to raise funds to help Kynley.
Goulter School Advisory Council jumped on board to arrange a school-wide noon luncheon to raise funds as well. The Advisory Council found sponsors to cover the cost of lunch and cookies, so the proceeds, $3189.75 became a donation to help with Kynley’s ongoing medical expenses.
At an assembly, students were taught about congenital heart defects and learned of Kynley's Heart Journey.
“Goulter School has so many people to thank for their generous support, our hearts are full of happiness!” said Kynley’s teacher, Trudy Clarke, on behalf of her class.