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Brother and sister duo forgo gifts and donate money to benefit new hospital project


Last updated 7/18/2018 at 11:49pm


Alyssa and Ashton Jean-Marie presented a check to LLU Children's Hospital alongside mascot Luke the Lion Monday, July 2.

LOMA LINDA – Loma Linda University Children's Hospital recently gained two young benefactors after brother-sister duo Ashton and Alyssa Jean-Marie – ages 4 and 11 – donated over $1,000 to the LLUCH Birthday Club.

For their birthdays this year, the siblings raised money by asking for donations to the hospital in lieu of birthday gifts. They set a goal to raise $500 but were able to raise $1,005.

"There are things far more important than toys," said Alyssa, during the check presentation ceremony on July 2. "It makes us happy to help sick kids, and hopefully this will make a difference....

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