Lincoln family hosts toy drive for children’s hospital


LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -For a Lincoln household, Sept. 9 has a historical past of being a troublesome day. It’s the day their daughter, Grace, was identified with leukemia 5 years in the past. Now Grace is 14 and wholesome, and her household determined to make that anniversary a “good one” by giving a particular reward to the children at Omaha Kids’s Hospital.

The Fry household determined to gather toys and over the previous couple of weeks they’ve gotten donation after donation. Jeff Fry obtained in his pick-up Friday morning with a Grace sticker on the window and a trailer filled with toys and drove to the Omaha Kids’s Hospital.

“I do know it’s going to make an affect, as a result of we’ve been there,” mentioned Jeff Fry, Grace’s dad.

The toys, which now fill a room on the hospital, might be given to children being handled on the hospital. Grace was once one in every of them. She was identified with leukemia at 9 after bruises began exhibiting up on her physique.

“It simply modifications all the things,” mentioned Grace. “It’s unimaginable.”

They obtained the information Sept. 9, 2016 and spend months at Kids’s. That’s what impressed Friday’s journey to the hospital.

“Sept. 9 has at all times been a nasty day, so we determined to assist individuals.”

Jeff’s spouse, Mandy, put out the decision for toys after which the packages began to come back.

“She put a couple of hundred toys on the Amazon want checklist and inside a day they have been gone she needed to preserve including extra,” mentioned Mandy.

They pilled up within the Fry Household’s basement till Friday, when Jeff packed them up and hit the street, hoping to make the children who’re going through the identical challenges his daughter as soon as did somewhat happier.

Grace is now most cancers free and within the eighth grade. The household mentioned given the response they’ll seemingly make this toy drive an annual occasion.

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