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Young Cancer Survivor Brings Toys To Sick Kids Spending Christmas At The Hospital

While Reece Davis has a clean bill of health, he returned to the hospital for one more critical operation.

The 9-year-old cancer survivor from Kansas City, Missouri, spent a lot of time at Children’s Mercy Hospital when he was battling neuroblastoma, a type of tumor, KCTV reported. Though he's thrilled to spend the holidays at home this year, he was feeling pretty down about the struggles kids at the hospital face around this time.

“I have heard that some kids don’t have parents here and so they can’t play with stuff,” Reece told Fox4 News.

Determined to do something, Santa's little helper started a toy drive and spread the word among his friends. After collecting donations and shopping for gifts, Reece and his father showed up to the hospital with 84 toys, according to KCTV.

"I'm very proud of him," Reece's father, Lon Davis, told Fox4 of his selfless son. "He shopped for a lot of people who donated money and picked out things that not only he would like, but what he thinks other kids all different ages what they would like."

Reece's generosity has probably scored a lot of points with the man in red, and Lon hopes that his son will continue the act of kindness for years to come.

“Be happy and enjoy the holidays," Davis told KCTV. "I hope he remembers it and this is the start of a tradition."

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