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Featured on KMOV Channel 4: By Mugo Odigwe, Anchor

Teenager helps bring smiles to sick children

The Little St. Nick Foundation in St. Louis needs your help this holiday season.

The Foundation’s headquarters is based in New York but Agha Haider, a 13-year-old boy from Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, officially launched a local chapter in October.

Haider said the idea occurred to him after he was rushed to the hospital when he broke his leg.

The Foundation has a program called “Emergency Room Gift Bag,” which is now in several hospitals in the region. The bags contain gifts like a beanie baby, coloring book and crayons for every child who visits the emergency room.

Haider said he wants to help ill children cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and activities.

“Just this November, we threw a party for the kids in Mercy Children’s Hospital. It was an amazing experience seeing the kids’ reactions as they each received a toy,” he said.

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