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Gracie's Wish, granting stuffed animals to sick children

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A young girl's compassion will soon touch the lives of more than 80 sick children in southern West Virginia.

Gracie Wise has been in and out of hospitals for the past several years to treat an auto-immune disorder.  Blessed with a great support system of her own, she wanted to make sure other boys and girls in the hospital had the same.

Through the program she's deemed "Gracie's Wish," Gracie has donated more than 3,000 stuffed animals to UVA Hospital, and Wednesday she dropped off more than 80 plush toys to Raleigh General Hospital.

"I think it's worth it because I think everyone should have something that will comfort them and make them not feel alone," says Gracie Wise, 10, of Raleigh County.

The animals she has collected have come from all over West Virginia, and as far away as Ohio and Washington D.C.  To contribute to Gracie's Wish, you can drop off stuffed animals to Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church in Coal City or Coal City Elementary School. 
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