A 12-year-old boy, Sam Keusch has developed a website to help seniors book vaccine appointments. This boy has helped over 1,600 people to get vaccines. When Sam realized how the pandemic has affected a lot of people and how seniors find it difficult to get vaccines, he knew he needed to do something.
The seventh-grader looked for a way to help seniors book appointments online without any stress. Sam said that his grandparents couldn’t book for vaccine appointment until his father helped them out. At that time, he was thinking of what he could do for his Bar Mitzvah project, so, he decided this was the best thing to do.
Sam was meant to develop a project that would help his community. Sam said he had thought about donating at first, but he realized that developing a website that could help people is good enough.
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With the use of the website template of Google, he developed a website known as “Vaccine Helper.” This site helps people know if they can book a vaccine appointment. Once they know that they are eligible, they fill out the information needed to book an appointment. The website gathers these details and books appointments for every individual that signs up.
Sam’s website has grown and he has been able to book over 1,600 appointments. The 12-year-old boy maintains that a lot of people have sent emails showing gratitude. He has helped teacher and people at a higher risk of contracting the virus book appointments.
Sam said it is amazing to see seniors live their lives without the fear of contracting a virus. He said he understand how it feels not to see one’s grandparents for a long time.
I’ve had people tell me that they finally get to see their grandchildren for the first time. And that’s amazing, because not being able to see your grandchildren is tough.Sam