HUTCHINSON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A 9-year-old girl in Hutchinson Minnesota is doing what she can to help kids receiving long-term care feel better. Inspired by an aunt and a cousin’s battles with cancer, she settled on creating the project “Smiles by Maggie”. Building boxes to put smiles on the faces of Mayo Clinic patients.
The boxes are filled with socks and games like Uno and Magic 8 Balls. They come with hand-written messages about courage and bravery, and they’re sealed with Smiles by Maggie stickers. Maggie Newman says, “Right now, I’m a kid, so I can’t really do that much for kids. So, all I can do is put a smile on their face.”
The first batch of care packages got rave reviews from Mayo Clinic. So, Maggie decided to keep going. Her goal is to make 100 care packages.