Madeline’s Wish Toy Drive lifts children’s spirits for Christmas

<p>A family from East Lyme is giving back to children in need this Christmas.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2017, 10:59 PM

Updated 2,348 days ago

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A family from East Lyme is giving back to children in need this Christmas.
Madeline's Wish Toy Drive started in 2015 while 9-year-old Madeline Guarraia battled leukemia for a third time.
According to Madeline's mom, Aime, she asked people to donate toys to children's hospitals.
Madeline died just a few months later, but a toy drive continues in her memory.
"When kids are sick at the holidays, families are stressed and any help is really helping the family to make a Christmas," says Cynthia Sparer, of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.
In addition to their toy collections, Madeline's family has raised tens of thousands of dollars throughout the year.


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