Sacred Hearts School Students Send Holiday Cheer to Two Critically Injured Brothers

Some of the hundreds of get-well cards crafted by Sacred Hearts School students. (Courtesy photograph.)

Students at Bradford’s Sacred Hearts School jumped into action just before Christmas to help brighten the lives of two teen brothers who would be spending the holidays in the hospital after being critically injured in an automobile accident.

Students didn’t know the boys—15-year-old Evan Bostwick and his 17-year-old brother Colin—but they couldn’t bear the thought of them suffering on Christmas. The Bostwicks were on their way to school Dec. 17 when the pickup truck they were riding in slid on an icy road in Bourne and struck a tree. They were rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

A parent, who asked not to be identified, brought the news to Sacred Hearts Principal Kathleen Blain the Friday before Christmas. Staff asked students in all eight grades what they might do to help. In a blink, the children said they wanted to do what they could to cheer the boys up. They launched into a marathon to turn out hundreds of hand-made get-well cards. The parent said the cards were “incredibly heartfelt and genuine.”

Many cards were mailed, but students had only just begun. The parent who first heard about the injured brothers didn’t want to take a chance the rest of the cards wouldn’t arrive in time. She volunteered to drive to the Cape and hand-deliver them to friends of the boys.

She said, “This act of kindness that was displayed by everyone at Sacred Hearts School is exactly the kind of thing we need to celebrate and highlight in our community.”

The brothers are now recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Sandwich.

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