Deadline to donate toys for hospitalized children is Friday

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Sadie Keller of Lantana is collecting toys for children with cancer.

Lantana’s scrappy 10-year-old cancer survivor is stepping up her game once again.

During her battle with leukemia the past two years, Sadie Keller has collected toys for hospitalized children.

“I decided to do a toy drive to make all the kids’ Christmas better,” she said. “My goal was to get 300 toys, and I got over 1,300 toys. Then last year my goal was to get 2,000 toys, and I got almost 5,000.”

She formed a nonprofit organization this year and her new goal is to collect 10,000 toys for “Sadie’s Sleigh.”

For the last two-and-a-half years, Sadie has fought through many infections, blood transfusions, rare side effects, received weekly chemotherapy and was out of school for her 2nd and 3rd grade years. She received her last round of chemotherapy on May 26, 2017.

“I never thought I would have gotten cancer, but it’s so amazing to think about everything I’ve done and everything I’m doing,” said Sadie. “I just want to help as many Childhood Cancer fighters as possible and make a difference by raising awareness for Childhood Cancer!”

Sadie recently made an appearance on Fox News with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, (R-Texas).

If you would like to help Sadie fill her Sleigh this year, you can donate new, unwrapped toys at one of the following locations: Harpool Middle School, Blanton Elementary School, Starbucks in Lantana Town Center, Argyle Fire Station 511 on Copper Canyon Road or Station 513 on S. Gibbons Road in Argyle, DKH Academy in Highland Village or Prairie Trail Elementary in Flower Mound.

You can also shop online here.

To make a monetary donation, visit www.SadieKellerFoundation.org.

The deadline to donate toys is this Friday, Dec. 15.

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