VIDEO: Christmas Wishes Fulfilled for Three Sick Children in South Jersey


MAYS LANDING — Sick children don't get a break from being sick on the holidays, but this Christmas, three South Jersey children battling life-threatening illnesses, are getting everything on their wish list.
Thanks to a non-profit called "Room for Hope," which provides comfort to pediatric patients by decorating their hospital rooms and delivering care packages, a toy drive was held for three local children to make their holiday wishes come true.
One of the children, 10-year-old Makenzie, from Mays Landing, is undergoing her second round of chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer. Her grandmother explained to SNJ Today what the gift means to her.
"It's just so overwhelming, especially with what Makenzie is going through,"  said Kathy Boyle, Makenzie's grandmother. "It just means a lot that the community, and Room for Hope did something like this for a child in need. And hopefully they can do it for many more children in the future."
In fact, Makenzie, herself, is making sure more children will benefit from Room for Hope. She asked that three of the items she received on her wish list be donations to the organization.
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