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Cool Kid Blake Nosratian gives his time to help local veterans

June 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Volunteering at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Cool Kid Blake Nosratian finds ways to help those who have served.

"There are these veterans who have given us so much, and are protectors of our country. I could go on and on, but just to provide for them and to help them, and to see what their problems are and how we can help them," said Blake.

Inside the facility, Blake conducted surveys to streamline health care. While outside, he and his team of volunteers improved the Greater Los Angeles facility's Japanese garden.

"Some gardening work and some planting plants and trees, and cleaning the place up a bit so that it could be a more beautiful and enjoyable place for the veterans to come and visit," he said.

Blake also led a project to make a veteran's waiting time a little better.

"[We'd] collect magazines from classmates and my school library and other school libraries. And we would have those magazines come in that would be up to date, so we'd get them in every week," he said.

Blake impresses people with characteristics that are rarely found in a 16-year-old high school sophomore.

"You don't see that in every young person, it's very altruistic that he has that quality to share himself with others," said Carol Keller, V.A. Systems Redesign Manager.

Veterans serve our country, and now Blake Nosratian is doing all he can to make sure they get extra attention and help. That makes him our Cool Kid.

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