August 8, 2012

Abolish Child Trafficking Community Involvement!!

Name of Organization or Cause *
Abolish Child Trafficking

Rafieya Husain* - National American Miss Virginia Teen

Total Hours Served* - 62 hours

My visit to the Inova Fairfax Children’s hospital was overwhelming and a day to remember. I have been a patient of the Fairfax hospital a few times over the years and one thing that I always remember was the visit that I got from Santa and his helpers on Christmas day in 2006. The feeling of being in a hospital and being sick was very frightening and seems alone but the happiness and smile they brought to me was remarkable. So now I wanted to share my experiences and my life with the children who were now in the same hospital.

On Oct 20, 2011 I visited the Children’s hospital and met with a group of wonderful kids of different ages. I met with Megan who was full of energy and loved to draw so we spend time drawing together and sharing stories. Marissa was excited to know about my life in the pageant and how it all started. We shared stories and I encourage her to be positive and strong and to believe that she can achieve anything in life. Shonda who was in her room was very quiet but listen to stories that I read to her and she loved her teddy bear. Tina and Anne were fun to spend time with, they enjoyed reading and drawing and I shared my experience with them when I was in the hospital and how scared I was but believing that I will get better and work towards my dreams of becoming a Model.
To see the joy and smiles on each of the children’s faces was the best feeling in the world. I have been in contact with a few of the girls and remain friends. Thank you National America Miss for allowing me to be an advocate for children.

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