BOSTON (CBS) – A young girl is turning trash into treasure and in the process helping kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Katie Bresnahan from Salem takes the lids from discarded medications and makes wishing flowers.

Nurses have started getting a hold of these flowers and they are catching on.

She gets $5 for each flower she makes and she donates her earnings to the Make-A-Wish foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

She’s now even got her Girl Scout troop working on these flowers.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

Comments (4)
  1. karen s says:

    good for you young lady. how ingenious to combine recycling with raising money for a very worthwhile organization. i hope your goodnes is paid back in kind some day. live long and live well.

  2. Jayne Stevens says:

    Please tell me how I can donate my tops to this wonderful giving young woman!!!

  3. Katie Bresnahan says:

    Jayne, this is Katie. here is the URL to my Facebook page:

    also, here is my email address if you would like to contact me that way too.

  4. Marisa Cain says:

    We are so proud of you!!! WOW, I am going to share this link on my facebook!!! Keep making those flowers, Katie!! You are an inspiration!!! Marisa Light Cain

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