Friday, June 7, 2013

A special birthday gift

Young philanthropist 8-year-old Matthew wanted to make a special request of his birthday party guests: instead of gifts, bring donations for the critically ill babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

He brought his mom, 3-year-old brother, and the $440 donation to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth this morning and toured the unit with one of the nurses.

"My friends and I did this so the babies can go home and hang out with their families," he said.

 Donations help the NICU purchase things like blankets, preemie clothes and mobiles for the babies.

Watch Matthew's story tonight on WFAA and KDFW during the 5 p.m. news.

For more information on the Birthday Buddies program, click here.

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