4-year-old girl with brain cancer holds toy drive for friends still in the hospital

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COOPERSBURG, Pa. — A 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl with brain cancer is giving back to the community of kids who were there for her during treatment.

In April, Jillian Massey was diagnosed with brain cancer, ABC News reports. After months of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, doctors finally said she was strong enough to go home in October.

But simply going home wasn’t enough for little Jillian. So, she and her mother decided to start a toy drive for the children still at the hospital.

“Jillian has been at the heart of all this wanting to deliver these toys,” said mother Janelle Massey. “She’s so excited to bring them to all her friends and the children still at the hospital.”

She and her mother first created an Amazon Wishlist, and within two days, she surpassed her goal of 50 toys and has collected about 3,000 total.

“I’m so thankful all these people are helping all these kids that are down at the hospital. It’s really a miracle that she gets to be home during the holidays,” her brother Jack Massey told FOX 29. “She’s so happy, she’s laughing, and caring. I like her being back to her normal self now.”

Jillian is expected to go back to the hospital for more cancer scans next month, but the family says they are praying for more miracles.

On Dec. 19, the toys will be delivered to the hospital. Jillian and her family will be passing them out to kids at the hospital.