Congratulations to Gold Award Girl Scout Giovanna! She has been
awarded a scholarship thanks to sponsorship from Arconic Foundation
and Kappa Delta Foundation. Giovanna’s Gold Award project and book “A
Kid's Guide to Radiation Therapy” addresses the lack of
age-appropriate, educational resources on the topic of radiation
therapy for pediatric patients and their families in both English
and Spanish. While writing her book, Giovanna was able to obtain
medically accurate information from radiation therapists and Certified
Child Life Specialists at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.
Giovanna shared while working on her Gold Award that she “learned that
when I want something, I do not stop working towards it until I get
it. My passion behind my project has made me more confident in myself
and seeing what I have accomplished has furthered my tenacity.
Ultimately, I learned that I am capable of doing amazing things when I
have a passion for it and an intention to help other people.”