October 15th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

She Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Help Kids Have Easier Stays in Hospitals

In today's "Good Stuff," a teenager shows us to think positively and dream big. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Fifteen-year-old Leanne Joyce spent time in the hospital when she was younger for a congenital heart problem - that's the bad stuff.

But Leanne did not let the issue kill her spirit.

Instead, she created "Positive Impact for Kids," a charity that helps hospitalized children with everything from get well cards to iPads - whatever they need to keep their spirits up.

"I just want kids to feel as normal as they can because I know what it's like and it's not fun otherwise," she told CNN affiliate WNCN.

So far, Leanne has raised some $30,000 and helped kids in hospitals in all fifty states.

Her next goal is to make it to $100,000 before she graduates from high school.

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