Teen creates book drive for sick kids after her family's fight with cancer
18 year old Emily Bhatnagar has donated over 10,000 books in two years!
It was just days before her sixteenth birthday when Emily Bhatnagar's father was diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer. After spending months caring for him in between her high school classes, Emily began her own battle with serious health issues and was also hospitalized. During her treatment, Emily found comfort in books – escaping to many different adventures on the page. The relief she experienced while reading inspired her to give this same gift to others. Here's how she did it: