AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - "They brought stuff and I would go count it every morning, and there would be two people helping me," said Gracey Chafin. In her first interview with FOX 54 about two years ago when she started a fundraiser to help collect toys for patients at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
On Wednesday, she headed back with her red wagons, making her rounds to bring cheer to kids in the hospital.
"One of my best friends, Julia Grace. She was in the hospital for a couple of years with Leukemia. With all the medicine she was taking, her hair fell out," said Chafin.
That's when Gracey and her mom each donated more than twelve inches of their own hair so that Julia Grace could have a wig to wear. But for Gracey, that just wasn't enough.
"I asked my principal if we could start a fundraiser here to make it more successful and get more toys in. He said that it was fine and that it's awesome that you're doing this. So, here I am now," said Chafin.
And from there 'Lil G's Wagons of Hope' started, bringing joy to children who are going through difficult times. The wagons are filled with toys, books, and games. On Wednesday, she was able to donate 37 wagons filled with 3,000 toys.
"I feel honorable and happy that God chose me to pick all these toys and wagons and donate to the hospital," said Chafin.
Children's Hospital appreciates the toys that Gracey donates. And the 9-year-old with such a big heart, just keeps reaching more and more people.
"Even though you're in the hospital. You can still have a good time and still enjoy your life," said Chafin.
Gracey said she get a lot of donations around Christmas and hopes that one day she'll be able to pass toys to the kids twice a year. During Christmas and around her birthday.