Young Girl Gives Hats to TBHC Cancer PatientsMay 22, 2018
Skye Workman reminds us of the power of one person’s good efforts
Beanies, baseball caps, berets—the hats that 12-year-old Skye Workman gathers represent a dazzling assortment of how one can cover a head for protection, self-esteem and love.
Skye, a Brooklyn 7th grader at Saint Bernard Catholic Academy, knew a patient who lost hair from cancer treatments. “That really felt hard,” she said. As someone who enjoys a fashionable beanie, Skye thought about how wearing a hat would make the difficulty of hair loss a little easier. Skye transformed her musings into action. She started a nonprofit foundation called Skye’s the Limit when she was only 9 years old and asked friends and family if they could donate hats for cancer patients.
The hats flooded in. TBHC was a recent beneficiary of a batch of 150 hats. “My mom mentioned The Brooklyn Hospital Center as a good choice for the donations,” Skye says. TBHC takes care of cancer patients of all ages and the hospital was delighted to receive such a generous and heartfelt gift. When Skye dropped off the hats, she met leadership and took a tour of the hospital.
Since she began the foundation, Skye has witnessed an aunt and a friend’s older sister battle cancer. With them in mind, she continues her efforts. “Watching my friend’s 14-year-old sister lose her hair makes it even more real,” she says.
Skye intends to keep up the foundation throughout high school. After that she plans to pursue college and become a lawyer. She explains her career choice: “I like helping people.”
To donate to Skye’s the Limit, please contact Skye’s mom at WorkmanClaudette@yahoo.com.
For more information about TBHC cancer care, visit www.tbh.org/content/cancer-care. For more information on pediatric cancer care, visit www.tbh.org/cancer-care/pediatric-hematology-oncology.