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Dominic Gives Back with Shopping Spree

Dominic helps fill toy chest at Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC is a place that four-year-old Dominic, unfortunately, knows all too well. Diagnosed with leukemia in November 2012, many days were spent at the hospital for treatments. Bright spots during his hospital stays would be visits to the toy treasure chest in the Marty Ostrow Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Center. When Dominic was granted a wish he decided to not only go on a shopping spree for himself, but for other kids, too. He wanted to help fill the toy chest.

After a fun shopping spree at Toys 'R' Us and Walmart, Dominic, from Mercer, Pa., delivered newly purchased toys from his Make-A-Wish shopping spree to fill the treasure chest in the Marty Ostrow Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  

All of Dominic’s donated toys bear a sticker proclaiming, “Donated by Dominic.” Dominic’s physicians and staff were present to thank him for his generous donation. Make-A-Wish mascot Stella!  and Geoffrey the Giraffe were also part of the celebration of this selfless boy's wish.

Dominic's Wish in the News

KDKA coverage of Dominic's wish to fill Children's Hospital toy chest

KDKA-TV/CBS Pittsburgh

Boy Uses Make-A-Wish To Make Selfless Gesture

June 23, 2014

WTAE coverage of Dominic's wish to fill Children's Hospital toy chest

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Make-A-Wish kid donates toys to Pittsburgh hospital

June 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photos of Dominic's wish

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dominic: Photos of the Day

June 24, 2014

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