Lizzie's Loots helps bring toys to sick children - Tucson News Now

Lizzie's Loots helps bring toys to sick children

By Michael Truelsen - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) -A months-long effort has netted toys and books for children being treated a local hospital.

For the past several months, all 18 local CVS stores have been collecting toys and books for Lizzie's Loot, a toy drive started a few tears ago by Lizzie Bell, who is fighting a extremely rare bone marrow disease.

Those toys were delivered today.
   
Lizzie, now 16, wanted to help after over hearing a conversation between a nurse and a little boy going through treatment.

"The nurse kept working with the child and said when we're all done here you'll get a toy. So they went to the yellow boy box and when they opened it up, it was empty and the little boy cried and said 'There's no toys in there.' " said Kathy Bell, Lizzie's mom.

Thousands of kids will be treated at Diamond Children's Medical Center this year, receiving transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments for blood and cancer diseases.

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