Braeleigh Apley, Princess and Pirate Maker
Every little girl wants to be a princess, and no one knows this better than 17-year-old Braeleigh Apley. In fact, the young entrepreneur actually started running a princess “camp” out of her parents’ home when she was just 9 years old.
And, in true princess fashion, Braeleigh took her camp’s profits, rounded up 20 more teen volunteers, and organized a “Princess and Pirate Day” for the young patients of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The Michigan teen, who believes “it is important that we never lose touch with the imaginative side of (our) lives,” made sure that even the room-confined kids could enjoy the costumes, crafts, and goodie bags that made her event so magical.
Braeleigh has since been recognized for her work by the Prudential Spirit of Community, and you can *meet* her on the awards page:http://youtu.be/ZYgz7652kSQ
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