Volunteer Spirit: 4 year old keeps "tabs" on sick children

HALLS, Tenn (WVLT) -- They call her tiny, but she has a big heart, especially for other kids. Sick kids at Shriner's Hospital.

Sarah Boswell says, "I am helping the other kids, just like the doctors helped me. I've been collecting tabs."

Tabs from the tops of aluminum cans.

She has boxes, bags and bundles filled in her Halls living room.

Her mother Stacie says she got the idea during a visit to Shriner's Hospital in Kentucky, "She saw a lady walk in with a jug full of tabs, She wanted to know, and her being Sarah asked the lady what they were for and she said Shriner's will use them to get money to help children and that's all it took."

Sarah is being treated for a problem with her legs they noticed when she started to crawl as a toddler.

Stacie says, "Her thigh bones are turned 3/4's of the way in and makes her completely pigeon toed. It causes pain in hip and knees. We are trying therapy before we have to do braces or break legs."

Right now, Sarah has over 120 pounds of tabs her friends, family and community have donated.

And Sarah will continue collecting tabs through the end of February and then bring them to the hospital in March. And she hopes to have a whole lot more.

Check her out on facebook:
Help Sarah Collect Can Tabs for Shriners

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