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You might recall the photography of 17-year-old Olivia Crutchfield from our winter 2016 feature about Cuba. The same impressive images of life on the Caribbean island that caught our attention have adorned the walls of the reception area at her father’s practice, Crutchfield Dermatology. That is, until clients began buying the photos right off the walls. When sales totaled $1,000, she decided to donate the proceeds to Camp Discovery, a camp for children with skin diseases where she has previously volunteered. She is pictured here with dermatologist Neil Shah, MD, who ceremoniously received the donation.

“I was honored to volunteer as a counselor at Camp Discovery for children with skin disorders,” Olivia explains. “I feel so empathetic and compassionate because my little brother has suffered all his life with a skin disease, alopecia areata. People like my photographs of Cuba, and I thought donating the proceeds was a perfect way to support the camp. I know I am just one person, but I believe if I can do just one kind thing per week, it will make a difference in the world.”

And her father, Charles Crutchfield III, MD, couldn’t be prouder: “I am extraordinarily proud of Olivia. She has always been intelligent, curious, ambitious, persistent, creative, caring and talented. Now I see that she is also considerate and dedicated to improving the well-being of others. Olivia is destined to be one of those people who will make a significant contribution to humanity.”

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