Young Boy Donates Toys To Nationwide Children's Hospital


UPDATED: Sunday December 16, 2012 11:13 AM

An Ohio child is spreading holiday cheer by donating toys to Nationwide Children's hospital this holiday season.

8-year-old Caleb Silvia knows what it's like to spend a lot of time in the hospital.

As a toddler, he was diagnosed with Kawasaki, a rare disease involving the inflammation of the blood vessels.

He started donating his used toys in the years after his hospital stay, but decided to buy new this year.

"I'm just a little Santa!" Caleb said.

Caleb began this year's toy drive in November in his hometown of Zanesville.

"It was all him, I just helped him walk around in the cold, handing out flyers and anything we could do," Caleb's father, Andrew Silvia said.

The drive continued to grow as people heard about Caleb's mission, and he collected enough toys to fill an entire van to bring to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

"I hope they can get out of it...it's not just because they want toys but I hope they get that I was trying to be nice and help them," Caleb said
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A woman from New York also found out about Caleb's cause online.

She sent a big check, and Caleb went on a shopping spree to buy many of those toys.

Caleb plans on making this a yearly tradition.

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