8 year old donates fish to Columbus Hospice in her grandmother's honor

8 year old donates fish to Columbus Hospice in her grandmother's honor
Taleah says the fish was getting too big so they brought it up to Columbus Hospice.( Source: WTVM)
Taleah says the fish was getting too big so they brought it up to Columbus Hospice.( Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- Taya Combs and her daughter Taleah Smith decided to give back to Columbus Hospice where their grandmother spent her last day.

8-year-old Taleah won the fish at the fair about a year ago and after taking a trip to the pet store and speaking with a sales associate they decided to donate the fish in honor of their late grandmother.

Taya Combs, the mother of Taleah, says, "for one its a way to honor my grandmother and even if she was still here this is something that she would have done regardless because fish do calm you."

Up until today, the fish did not have a name but Taleah decided to call the fish Bert which is short for Alberta McCaden who passed away four years ago at Columbus Hospice.

Taleah says the fish was getting too big so they brought it up to Columbus Hospice where they have Coy fish and goldfish out in their pond.

"In this case, they were able to share some of their funny stories and how they felt about coming back here and bringing this fish here for a new life," says CEO of Columbus Hospice, Donna Morgan

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