High school senior uses cosmetology training to help premature babies

    Carissa Kemmerling is using her personal experiences and career training to maker her senior high school project successful.

    The Abington High School teenager is holding a hair clinic tomorrow, with proceeds going to Abington Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

    Kemmerling, a student at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology cosmetology, has spread word through Facebook and fliers about the affordable hair care event, the Glenside News Globe Times Chronicle reports.

    Kemmerling’s 4-year-old brother spent four months in Abington Memorial’s NICU after being born four months premature. She says the hospital’s assistance has helped her brother — and other preemies — grow up.

     

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.