Teen Collects Toys for Cincinnati Children’s Patients
A 14-year-old girl undergoing brain surgery at Cincinnati Children’s donated more than 4,000 toys to the hospital this week. Once Savannah Day found out she would be a patient at Cincinnati Children’s through Christmas, she and her sisters decided to collect toys for other patients at the hospital. Savannah – a cheerleader from Troutville, Virginia – dubbed the toy drive “Cheer 4 Savannah,” collecting dolls, books, board games and other toys.
Savannah is undergoing surgery for a Chiari malformation – a condition in which the lower part of her brain is growing outside of her skull onto her spine.
“I thought we could collect a few hundred, but I never dreamed we would end up with thousands,” Savannah said Wednesday, motioning to a massive pile of toys. “We just thought why not give kids in the hospital something to smile about.”