A festival of toys at the Children’s Cancer Hospital

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HOUSTON, TX – It’s not hard to imagine what kids who are fighting cancer wish for. But in their road to recovery, a toy can be the most powerful companion.

The Harris County’s security forces helped unpack donations courtesy of car dealership Mac Haik Chevrolet. And the kids at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital got to pick as many presents as they wanted.

“As our families are going through and accepting these donations, they are really excited,” said Quinn M. Franklin, Manager of the Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Life Division. “It just means so much to them that people are thinking about their children and have identified that their child may need something special these holiday season as they are trying to fight their cancer.”

Dolls, action figures, soccer balls, children had a blast.

“They’re doing a good job here at MD Anderson,” said Abel Becerra, father of Ailyn. “They’re taking really good care of her, and we have an MRI tomorrow so we’re just praying everything comes out clean.”

Even in such tough circumstances, there’s nothing like getting lots of toys for Christmas. The gift of love can always make a difference.

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