Pennsylvania teenager gives big donation to Buffalo hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A teenager from central Pennsylvania made an emotional donation at Sisters of Charity Hospital this week. Aimee Hunsinger, 17, presented a big check to Dr. M. Steven Piver, who treated her grandmother for ovarian cancer.

“I just wanted to put the money that I raised towards a place that I knew would help people going through the same thing she did and if it could make it any easier, then it would help,” said Hunsinger.

She raised about $1,000 through her senior project. Hunsinger put together an event at her high school, which raised awareness for all types of cancer. She hung up posters with the ribbons for every type of cancer, sold tie-dyed shirts and bracelets showing all of the ribbon colors. Hunsinger also honored survivors and those in treatment with a balloon release.

Hunsinger donated half of the money to the Piver Center at Sisters of Charity Hospital, where her grandmother was treated.

“The important part is she has an awareness of cancer at a very young age and I know she’s going to do something very important in her life,” said D. M. Steven Piver

Hunsinger donated the remaining $500 dollars to the American Cancer Society. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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