Kayla Abramowitz, 14, has earned yet another national award that will help her fulfill her mission of helping kids in the hospital feel better.
Most recently, the founder of Kayla Cares 4 Kids earned a Diller Teen Award and $36,000 prize to provide hospitalized kids with movies, books, entertainment and education. Her nonprofit succeeded last fall at reaching children in all 50 states. The Helen Diller Family Foundation will fly her to San Francisco to receive her award Aug. 22.
She recently returned from America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C., where the Young Entrepreneurs Academy flew her to be a judge for this year’s competition. She won last year’s contest. While at the summit, she met Marcus Lemonis from the CNBC show “The Profit.” The North Palm Beach resident has also met actress Hilary Swank and gotten a Twitter shout-out from Chelsea Clinton.
Abramowitz, who has Crohn’s disease, juvenile arthritis and colitis, knows what it’s like to be bored during lengthy hospital stays. One especially difficult two-week stretch sparked her efforts with Kayla Cares 4 Kids, according to a news release.
Her other accolades include the:
-Prudential Spirit of Community Award
-National Christopher Reeve Service Award
-National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Young Entrepreneurs Academy