4-year-old cancer patient collects 3K toys for hospital pals

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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 4:35 PM

COOPERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 4-year-old cancer patient who was sent home for the holidays wanted to get gifts for the friends she left behind in a Philadelphia hospital.

Now, her wish for 50 presents has ballooned to over 3,000 for patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Jillian Massey, of Coopersburg, was diagnosed with brain cancer in April and spent six months in the hospital. When she was sent home, she decided to give something back to her friends.

An Amazon wish list was created to help her collect the gifts. Her mother's colleagues at a homebuilding company stepped in to help promote it, and the drive took off.

Her mother, Janelle Massey, says they will deliver the toys on Monday.

She says Jillian is so excited to bring some cheer to her friends.