Harford teen brings a playground to Siberian orphanage
"Every day, we had people to help us, many with tears in their eyes thanking us."
- Dwight Griffith, father of Alex
Alex Griffith doesn't remember it, but he lived the first year of his life at a Siberian hospital for abandoned children where the playground consisted of a single metal swing and an unkempt sandbox.
Today, because of the efforts of the North Harford High School sophomore, the play area has slides, a climbing wall and dozens of other pieces, and has become a symbol of friendship and cooperation between two nations separated by an ocean and vastly different ideologies.