Dillion is 4.
He's bright and bubbly, despite an extended stay in the hospital. His eyes examine each and every toy before he makes the perfect selection, a toy dog with a pup sitting next to it.
"I'm getting some toys!" Dillion said.
His dad, Robert, was just a few steps behind his son.
"I just got there from Roanoke and I found out when I got here that he was going to be able to come down and play with Mickey."
Duke Children's is one of 450 hospitals receiving a delivery of toys. Disney's hope is that the toys, books, and movies will bring help kids forget the hospital and have a moment of normalcy.
Lontonya's son Eric was also there.
"We've been here for a week and I think this is really cool to give them something to do," she said. "To give a distraction from what's going on with them."
A special birthday celebration for 5yo Bella who’s a patient @Duke_Childrens. @Disney’s Team of Heroes has arrived just in time with gifts galore to bring happiness to children in the hospital. #DisneyTeamOfHeroes pic.twitter.com/iIEYyc11V5— Tisha Powell (@tpowellabc11) August 28, 2019
Ryanne is 11-year-old McKenna Gardner's mom.
"It's nice to know that people in the community are supporting us and doing this for her," she said. "This is a whirlwind, something no parent can ever expect to go through... so when the community does these awesome things for the kids, it's great!"
Disney has committed more than $100 million over the next five years to re-imagine the patient and family experience in children's hospitals around the world. If you want to learn more about how you can get involved, visit Disney.com/Heroes.
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