Havertown Girl Recognized for Cheering Up Front Line Workers With a Bit of Baking

Image via Bianca Salerno for Main Line Media News.

Bianca Salerno’s father, Dr. Daniel Salerno, is an intensive care physician at Temple University Hospital so he sees the COVID-19 crisis up close.

Bianca, 10, of Havertown, wanted to do something to cheer him and the other health care workers up so she started baking, writes Richard Ilgenfritz for mainlinemedianews.com.

The Coopertown Elementary School student baked grab and go cookies, mini-cakes and more for the frontline workers.

A note on each had a message, “We love you.” “Thank you for all you do,” and “You are Superheroes.”

Neighbors and friends shared recipes for more treats.

Her father texted reactions to the treats from the hospital workers.

“Some of the doctors would even start crying,” Bianca said.

Bianca’s mother, Musi Salerno, said her daughter was determined to keep at when they all saw how committed  her father was.

“At one point, Bianca said, ‘If daddy can’t stop, we can’t stop either,’” Musi Salerno said.

Now Bianca is receiving the TD Bank Young Heroes Award Sept. 12 at a virtual ceremony for her efforts to help in the crisis.

A plaque describing her story will be displayed for a year at the National Liberty Museum’s Young Heroes Exhibition.

Read more about Bianca’s baking contribution here.

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