LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A senior at West Salem High School made a special delivery April 17.
18-year-old Jennifer Schlimgen dropped off 148 pink and blue bags at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
The bags are designed to help the older brothers and sisters of infants in the neo-natal intensive care unit by making the hospital less scary for them.
Each bag includes a book, a stuffed animal, crayons and coloring pages.
Every senior at West Salem High School must do what they call a "Senior Exit Project."
The project requires 25 hours of community service.
Schlimgen's project took 40 hours and a $1200 grant from Mayo's Franciscan Foundation.
"There were a lot of frustrations through it...but overall, I'm just proud of how the thing turned out and knowing that I'm making an impact on the siblings that come in," Schlimgen said.
Schlimgen plans to continue giving back to the community. She will study nursing at Viterbo University next fall.
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