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High School Student Starts Campaign, Brings Flowers To Local Senior Living Facilities

Braxton Chadwick, accompanied by his brother Talyn, delivers flowers to Sunrise Senior Living in Dunwoody.
Braxton Chadwick, accompanied by his brother Talyn, delivers flowers to Sunrise Senior Living in Dunwoody.
Credit Courtesy of Braxton Chadwick

Many senior living facilities across the nation are on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to prevent the spread of the illness among vulnerable elderly patients. As a result, some seniors living in these communities may go without visitors for a while.

But Braxton Chadwick, a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School, is determined to make the days of local seniors a little brighter through a new campaign called “Bloom to a Room.”

With the help of his grandfather, who operates a greenhouse, Braxton is now raising funds to purchase seasonal flowers for seniors living in isolation. Braxton, with the help of his little brother Talyn, then delivers the flowers to local senior living communities.

His goal is to send 2,500 flowers to senior living communities during the month of April.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Braxton told host Rose Scott more about the inspiration behind the new initiative and where he hopes to see “Bloom to a Room” go from here.

Guest:

  • Braxton Chadwick, senior at King’s Ridge Christian School and the founder of the “Bloom to a Room” campaign

To listen to the full conversation, you can use the audio player above.