Sterling Hickox: An Unsung Hero

by Nathalie on October 16, 2017 - 4:02pm


On October 1 2017, Jim Day published an article in The Guardian, “Charlottetown man selling cherished car to help sick children”, about an 84-year-old Charlottetown resident, Sterling Hickox, who is selling his 1965 Cadillac convertible with the original 429 engine, and giving all of the proceeds to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

This man should be an inspiration to all of us. Now, I’m not asking you to sell a prized possession of yours and give the proceeds to sick children, but there are small things you can do to help make the lives of sick children easier. For example, supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The “Starlight Children’s Foundation has been transforming the lives of Canadian children who live with serious illness and their families. [...] While in-hospital, Starlight provides distraction, entertainment and relief from the stress and boredom of hospitalization. When out-of-hospital, Starlight children benefit from [...] programs [that give them] an opportunity to leave the ‘sick’ behind, create special family memories and return home with a renewed sense of strength and hope.” Their upcoming event Trick or Suite for children who are too sick to participate in Halloween will be held October 28 2017 from 5p.m. to 11p.m. The venue has yet to be determined but the event will take place in Quebec. “In order to become a volunteer with [this] organization […] please print and fill out […] Volunteer Application Form.” And for more information on the Volunteer Program please visit Starlight’s website or contact Lauren Floyd at 1-800-880-1004 Ext. 2221 or by email.


About the author

Hi! I'm Nathalie. I'm a 17 year old cegep student at Champlain. I can speak English and French fluently and I dabble in some Spanish. I participated in a public speaking and a poetry contest. I did synchronized swimming for 3 years and competitive swimming for 8 years. I danced for 12 years.