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6-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Finds Sweet Way to Spread Holiday Cheer to Other Children

One little girl from Tacoma,Washington, is doing something special for children fighting cancer this holiday season.

Dryden Shirks, 6, spent over two years in the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital battling leukemia, but now she’s been cancer-free for two years, NBC News reported. Dryden has fond memories of getting toys during her time at the hospital, so this year she decided to return the favor. She and her family collected more than 700 toys from local businesses and donated them to the children at the hospital.

I had cancer and I got lots of toys. I want to make other kids happy with toys, too,” Dryden told NBC. “They’re going to have a happy face on them.”

Watch Dryden deliver the toys in the video below: 



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