When Flowers Blossom: A Young Girl's Journey of Recovery
Organized by: Maleena Brockington
Featured on Channel 2 News!
May 04, 2016
Kalina Marie Brockington was 8 years old when her life (and her family’s) took a dramatic shift. Some may say for the worst, but we know that out of every tragedy is the equal possibility for greater good. Kalina was struck by a car right in front of her home on May 3rd, 2013. She spent a total of 3 months hospitalized and her outpatient care is still happening to this day. She incurred injuries including her frontal brain, right eye, multiple facial fractures, temporary lung damage, and fractures to both of her legs. The physical injuries were not the only injuries she incurred; however.
Kalina endured much bullying due to her physical appearances. She would come home crying, not wanting to go back to school, and not wanting people to see her face. Her mother and father (Maleena and Robert Brockington), among other family members, continued to remind her of her beauty, but her mom knew she had to do something else; not just for Kalina but for the other young girls dealing with issues of insecurity, bullying, and how to interact with each other as young ladies.
From there Princess Time was conceived; a mentoring program that maintains the innocence in our young girls, models behaviors becoming of young ladies, introduces them to new experiences and other women who are up to good work. Princess Time is creating a new stereotype where girls are not in competition with each other but are supporters and encouragers. They are partnering with She Has A Story Too to assist young ladies in writing their story as a way of healing and expression. Kalina is in the process of writing her book about her journey of recovery, family, and inspiration to share how a terrible tragedy produced a greater good in her life and those around her; which will be accompanied by a video blog.
Princess Time is inviting you to support this amazing work, changing the trajectory of our young ladies. Here is what we are raising money and resources for:
- Scott’s Branch Elementary School PTA (provided much support to Kalina during her recovery)
- Kalina’s College Fund Princess Time Mentorship Program (programming costs)
- Kalina publishing her book and supplies for doing her video blog
We appreciate financial gifts, and we also recognize the extreme value in people that can donate time, skills, and resources to help us see this vision come to fruition. Emails and letters of encouragement to Kalina and our other young ladies are also more than welcomed!
***If you want to support our work but don't want to do it through a crowdfunding platform please reach out to Maleena Brockington at email@example.com or call 410-212-7827***