Welcome to Maggie and Clara
Volunteers from Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa
I came across thalassemia while looking for a subject for my project and found it fascinating. There is a lot for me to learn about thalassemia, and I love finding new information about it. Apart from doing schoolwork and my thalassemia project, I spend most of my time swimming for the Santa Rosa Neptunes or playing water polo for my school team.
For my senior service project, I will be working as a volunteer with Laurice Levine and Children's Hospital Oakland to raise awareness of thalassemia within my Santa Rosa community. I have a lot to learn about both the medical side of thalassemia and the psychological side, as well. I hope to learn more about how patients with chronic illness feel it affects them and observe how treating their illnesses ultimately contributes to who they are as people. I enjoy serving the community and am excited to volunteer and get to know the patients I will be working with personally.