East Cooper Medical Center Celebrates “Blessing Rocks” from Local High School Student Taemaisha Collins

Apr 26, 2021

Mount Pleasant, SC – East Cooper Medical Center is honored to recognize the generous efforts of Taemaisha Collins. Collins is a senior at Waccamaw High School in Pawley’s Island, SC.

Collins is displaying kindness to healthcare workers by placing hand-painted rocks throughout the hospital’s campus in Mount Pleasant every 6 months. She began this initiative in 2018 after completing a summer program at the South Carolina Governor’s School of Arts & Humanities.

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“My inspiration behind the rocks was to brighten someone’s day, or turn a bad day good for someone when they saw the messages on my rocks,” shared Collins. “I’ve been doing art since kindergarten. I want people to see the rocks and think ‘oh, the message on that rock is what I needed today.’

Collin’s mother, Myra Collins, is a Mammography Technician at the Breast Center at East Cooper Medical Center.

“As a mother, knowing my daughter thinks of others and their feelings lets me know that I raised her accordingly,” said Myra Collins. “When I stroll the East Cooper Medical Center campus and see the rocks that Taemiasha created, it just brings joy to my heart knowing that she painted them out of care and love. I am very grateful to have a daughter like her! I’ve known since she was three years old that she was a caring, beautiful soul.”

After graduating from Waccamaw High School, Collins will attend Clemson University this fall, majoring in Pre-Profession Health. She aspires to become an orthodontist.

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