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Teen makes cards, smiles for sick kids

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An incredible young woman is spending her summer making cards for sick children, and is an example of "What's Right With Tampa Bay."

Each card that she creates is carefully crafted and thought out. Mirah Earle is on a mission of kindness.

"My whole goal is to mail a card to a person who is in a bad place and just make them happy," Mirah said.

Mirah has sent 3,000 cards in the past year to everyone from elderly folks in nursing homes to young cancer patients.

"I enjoy making people smile," Mirah said.

She knows first-hand how important it is to try to cheer up young patients. She has battled cancer twice in her young life. A simple card means so much to them.

"Encourages them to keep going because when you aren't, especially in a hospital, you are not very encouraged." Mirah said.

But Mirah is determined to make them feel better.

"Making a card for a child that's in a hospital can just make the world a better place, and it doesn't take a lot of money," Mirah said.

Just patience and kindness. Mirah is 18 years old and a student at St. Petersburg College studying pre-med. What a wonderful doctor she would be.

Mirah decided to start "cards for sick kids" when her friend Hannah Kelley was accidentally shot and died. She also volunteer's at St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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