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Children's Hospital patients get a surprise from local firefighters

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 10:11:25-05

Ahh, nothing like the holiday season!

Local firefighters will deliver cuddly stuffed animals to patients at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital today at 11:00 a.m.

The Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 collected new stuffed animals through their December gift-drive to donate to patients in celebration of the holiday season. 

Last year, firefighters sold t-shirts in honor of the fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty in December 1983. The t-shirt sales raised $1,200, which was used to buy toys for patients. The most popular items were stuffed animals, which led to the idea of conducting a donation drive this year.