Lindsay Kunik and Holly Walsh, juniors at Charlotte Catholic, started a nonprofit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets in 2010 to bring joy to children with terminal illnesses.
They were inspired by Ellie Potvin, a Charlotte child who fought against cancer for two years before passing away at age 8. Through her fight, the girls brought Ellie baskets of toys and made collages of things she enjoyed.
The way she appreciated everything and the way she lit up when the girls came to visit inspired Lindsay and Holly to continue the services with other children, they said.
The nonprofit recently received tax-exempt status, enabling people to make tax-exempt donations to Butterfly Kisses. To learn more about what the girls do: www.butterflykissescarebaskets.com.