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Eastern Iowa father pays it forward after son's cancer fight

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Paul Woodward is collecting toys for cancer patients because he says it's just the right thing to do.

"It's a good feeling to see those people going through such a bad time and have something good happen to them even if it is just for a few minutes," said Woodward.

Last year Woodward collected more than 400 toys for cancer patients at the University of Iowa Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City.

This year he hopes to get more, that's because for Woodward it hits close to home.

"Even if it was for two minutes, it put a smile on his face and gave him something to do to keep his mind off of the doctors, nurses coming in all the time," said Woodward.

At 10-years-old, Woodward's son Brady was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular cancer. Brady spent six weeks at the hospital in Iowa City while going through radiation.

"There was up and down days that he had with the sickness and reacting to the chemo and stuff," said Woodward. 

In August, Brady celebrated his fourth year cancer free.

"Some days I still can't believe what he went through and he made it," said Woodward.

Woodward is collecting toys through December 12th.

If you would like to donate you can find Paul Woodward on Facebook.


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