570 News recognizes those who go “Above and Beyond” in Waterloo Region. Every week we will choose someone who has gone “Above and Beyond” in our community. Tell us who you think is deserving of next week’s award by filling out the nomination form.
This week we shine the spotlight on a 17-year-old Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School student who worked tirelessly to get the word out about a 12-year-old boy in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Lillie Proksch was nominated by her mother Nancy, who says after contacting www.onematch.com, Lillie reached out to area schools to ask for their help. “She contacted all the principals of the grade schools in Baden and New Hamburg, talked to the principal at W.O. and had a letter sent out to the grade 11 and 12 students because those would be students that could be tested.”
Nancy says Lillie also provided volunteers for a donor clinic in Baden. With Lillie’s help, 186 people were added to the donor registry.
Lillie continues her work as head of charities and services at her high school.