KMBC 9: Young cancer survivor makes big donation to Children's Mercy
By Kelly Eckerman
It's not every day that a truck filled with toys shows up outside Children's Mercy. But this is a truck full of thanks from Tripp Hughes, a cancer patient who just completed chemotherapy and is grateful to everyone there.
"They'd offer anything to make us just feel at home as possible," Tripp said. "So, we just wanted them to also feel the way that they made us feel."
Tripp and his mom started a toy drive and it just kept growing. They collected 4,400 toys packed into more than 100 boxes.
During the pandemic, patients are not allowed to share toys, so they go home with the children. Supplies were low and this is typically a slow time for toy donations.
"I love it. He just went through a really tough time in his life and his thought was, 'How can I give back and help other kids that are going through tough things?' So I think that's amazing," Gregg Rosenboom said.
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