Boy Who Beat Cancer Donates Toys to Hospital

Apr 2011
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Mark and Patrice Bates were told last year that their 5-year-old son Westyn had cancer.

Westyn had two surgeries and 16 rounds of Chemotherapy at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He was in the hospital for almost nine months. Through it all, there was one way to make him smile: Taking him to see the trains at the hospital

“It is a great distraction for children, to get their mind off what they are going through,” said Mark Bates.

There are some toys around the tracks, but Westyn felt something was missing, Ninja Turtles, which he loves.

“He said he wanted to get his Ninja Turtles and bring them down here and donate them to the train set for other kids to see while they were staying in the hospital,” Patrice said.

Westyn really wanted to help the other kids at the hospital, so he decided to donate knight figurines he received, too. He became very interested in knights after knights from Medieval Times visited him.

“They said, 'Fight hard,'” said Westyn.

Boy Who Beat Cancer Donates Toys to Hospital | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Way to go! :greatjob:
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