7-year-old girl raises money to buy American Girl dolls for St. Francis Children's Hospital patients

TULSA, Okla. — A 7-year-old girl is helping children who are being treated at St. Francis Children’s Hospital.

Brinley Williams has been in and out of the hospital since she was born struggling with kidney problems.

Last year, she was given an American Girl doll while she was at the hospital. She was so touched by the gesture that she wanted to share dolls with others.

Williams first raised $400 from a lemonade stand, but decided that wasn’t enough. She donated that money to the hospital, then spent a night waitressing at a local restaurant in Hugo, Oklahoma, where she lives.

Community members came out and helped Williams raise $1,500 to buy dolls for the hospital.

Williams and her family worked with the hospital to learn what kind of dolls patients would want and got them personalized. There is even a doll without hair to go to a child battling cancer.

Williams will hand-deliver the 15 dolls to children at the hospital on June 26.

Her mom said she is so proud of her daughter and grateful to the community who helped Brinley in her efforts.

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