CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -
Paul Woodward knows how to get into the holiday spirit...the right way.
This will be his fourth year collecting toys for cancer patients at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, all by word of mouth and Facebook.
Woodward says, "The kids are just full of smiles.. so it's pretty gratifying."
It means more to him than just the smiles though.
He says, "My son went through cancer.. chemo treatments down at the University of Iowa and when he was there at the hospital they had several different groups come in and drop off gifts for them on a daily basis and I decided to do it as a pay it forward type thing."
His son is now five years cancer-free, so it is more than the gifts that he brings, but it is hope and a happy distraction to the day. He says, "What they go through on a daily basis and how sick they can be... so just that minute or two that they have just changes their whole outcome on things for the day and it just helps them forget about what they are actually battling and going through."
Paul has more than 800 gifts that he is going to load in his car and take down to Iowa City next week, but he still needs your help.
The past three years, he has collected and delivered close to two thousand gifts, so let's give them a year to remember!
If anyone is interested send gifts to : 828 E. Seerley Blvd. Cedar Falls , Iowa 50613
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