PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Heath High School junior Kristi Street recently donated $800 to the Western Baptist Hospital Foundation to benefit the hospital's new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Street chose the NICU as a community service project for her sophomore biology class last year in honor of her nephew, Andrew Byrne. Now 17 months old, Byrne was transferred to an out-of-state NICU after being born at Western Baptist Hospital in 2010.
Western Baptist opened the region's first NICU in January 2011.
“It was for our final exam,” said Street. “We had to pick something really important to us.