One little girl has been so moved by the television advertisements for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland that she has decided she needs to make her own contribution. Kaylie Estabrook, 8, has learned at a very young age that not all children are as fortunate as she is. She and her sister Rylie, 6, have dedicated weeks of planning and careful planting and tending of seedlings that she will sell this weekend.

“She’s really passionate about this and always wants to do something to help,” said her mother Abbie Shamp. “She decided she wanted to have a plant sale to raise money to give to the hospital.”

Kaylie’s grandmother Kathy Davenport lives in Livermore, and she has a greenhouse. The two have been nurturing zinnia seedlings, which Kaylie will have for sale. She also will sell lemonade, kettle corn, cookies, Rice Krispy squares and sweets, from on 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Davenport’s greenhouse at 11 Hathaway Hill in Livermore, which is off Route 4 near the end of Crash Road.

“It’s a big log cabin, which you can see from Route 4, and we’ll have signs at both ends of the road,” Shamp said.

Kaylie hopes to take her donation to the hospital and take a tour of the facility with her mother, who is a paramedic with NorthStar Emergency Medical Services. For more information about the plant sale or to donate to Kaylie Estabrook’s fundraising project, call Kathy Davenport at 897-3232.


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