A six-year-old Iowa City boy played Santa Claus this month by raising more than $2,000 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Keian Secrist created flyers and walked door to door in his neighborhood to raise all the money. He used that money to buy 12 Nintendo D-S video game systems and games for the hospital.
“I just decided to do something good for people this Christmas season,” Keian said. On Monday, Keian delivered the game systems in a grocery cart. Gwen Senio is director of the Child Life Program at the hospital.
“We were just stunned when we heard about his project and how much money he raised,” Senio said. “He had this idea that if he enjoyed (the toys), kids in the hospital would too.” The hospital will give away some of the systems and games to children who are receiving treatment. Others will be available for children to check out from the hospital during their stay.
By Mark Geary, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids