"It boosts his spirits," Courtney said. "Gives him something to look forward to."
Brayden chose a talking Spiderman mask.
Brayden, 9, is one of many children picking up toys at @Duke_Childrens. The delivery comes from #Disney hospital care packages. @WaltDisneyCo has committed $100m to childrens hospitals across the country to bring comfort to families going through a tough time. #ABC11Together pic.twitter.com/Upa5whTzji— Julie Wilson (@JulieABC11) August 22, 2018
The toys were a donation and part of a commitment from the Walt Disney Company.
Disney has committed $100 million to transform children hospital experiences over the next five years, part of the Disney Team of Heroes Initiative. Duke Children's is one of more than 445 hospitals from coast to coast receiving care packages.
Xaria Wise is 12. She had a spinal fusion last month. Wednesday, she was at Duke Children's for a temperature. She said she loves to read.
With her mom, she rolled into the same room Brayden did. With excited eyes, she saw an Elsa doll, Star Wars toys, books and Disney movies.
Today was an amazing day! We got to share toys, games, books, and movies with the kids @Duke_Childrens through #Disney Hospital Care Packages! ❤️Spreading #DisneyMagic! #abc11together #abc11✨ pic.twitter.com/WclrQtpqnY— ABC11 Together (@ABC11Together) August 22, 2018
"They have Buzz Lightyear!" Xaria exclaimed! A large talking Buzz made his way from the table to Xaria. Without missing a beat, she said Buzz's famous tagline: "To infinity and beyond!"
Katelin Tate with Duke Children's Hospital sees all of the kids that make their way through the toy display regularly.
"There are so many things here that brings fear and anxiety," Tate said "so anything that can put a smile on their face, we are all about that. This is fantastic!"
The goal of the care packages is to bring a smile to the faces of those who carry such a burden. Hopefully, the toys and movies give kids a chance to play and forget about the hospital environment.
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