© Jonathan Riley
Makayla Gouchie collected these 137 pounds of pop can tabs for the IWK.
Makayla Gouchie is still doing what she can for the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax.
The staff there treated the Marshalltown girl for leukemia in 2009 and 2010. During her illness she collected 162,400 pennies to give a little something back.
162,400 pennies are worth $1,624.
How much though is 137 pounds of pop can tabs worth?
Since 2010 Makayla has been picking them up at church, from school, from friends and family. She was waiting until she had a real load to cash in.
This week she took her four tubs of pop can tabs to the salvage yard and received $68.
Makayla still goes for check ups and everything is coming back clear.