A ‘toytacular’ afternoon

The Bottomless Toy Chest makes a special delivery to children in the hospital.

Children’s faces beamed with joy as they walked past containers of newly wrapped toys.

This was The Bottomless Toy Chest’s second year putting on the ‘Toytacular’ event at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

As promised, the nonprofit organization offered a toy for every child in the hospital. Each toy is donated and brand new, wrapped in cellophane to keep the toys clean for children with weakened immune systems.

“Something as simple as a new toy will make the ordeal these brave children face every day just a little easier and can give them the will and strength to fight back,” said Mickey Guisewite, founder and executive director of The Bottomless Toy Chest.

Addison Post, a 9-year-old being treated for oculoectodermal syndrome, picked out a ‘Fijit Friend’ toy.

“I’m so glad I found this,” said Addison as she hugged the box tightly. “I just love it so much!”

Children also had the opportunity to get their nails painted, make crafts, color or play bingo.

Mykena Nykamp, 8, decided to get her nails painted hot pink.

“I’m just so excited,” Mykena said, as a big smile spread across her face.

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