Buffalo Grove Scout donates hundreds of toys to children's hospital

 
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Updated 6/8/2017 2:34 PM
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  • Buffalo Grove Scout Matthew Stein, a freshman at Stevenson High School, donates toys to Child Life Specialist Jamie Lick of Advocate Children's Hospital Wednesday in appreciation of how the hospital saved his sister's life.

      Buffalo Grove Scout Matthew Stein, a freshman at Stevenson High School, donates toys to Child Life Specialist Jamie Lick of Advocate Children's Hospital Wednesday in appreciation of how the hospital saved his sister's life. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove Scout Matthew Stein, a freshman at Stevenson High School, donates toys to Advocate Children's Hospital Wednesday. His sister received lifesaving heart surgery there when she was a baby.

      Buffalo Grove Scout Matthew Stein, a freshman at Stevenson High School, donates toys to Advocate Children's Hospital Wednesday. His sister received lifesaving heart surgery there when she was a baby. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Stevenson High School freshman Matthew Stein of Buffalo Grove donated about 425 new toys Wednesday for children at Advocate Children's Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He collected them for his Eagle Scout project.

It was at this hospital that his sister, now in high school, received lifesaving open-heart surgery when she was about 15 months old.

"I have been wanting to do something to pay them back for saving my sister's life," said Stein of the effort, which he calls Helping Kids Heal.

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