Phoenix Children's Hospital selling Christmas cards featuring designs by its patients

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Halloween is over, which means it's time to start thinking about the holidays. Now, people can add a personal touch to their holiday cards, and help a good cause.

The Phoenix Children's Hospital is selling Christmas cards that are made by patients at the facility. Each card is created by a patient, which features their drawing on the front along with their story on the inside of the card. The hospital says that all the money made from the cards go directly to the hospital.

One of the Christmas cards, designed by a girl named Andrea, features her take of Christmas in the Valley.

"If I usually think about Phoenix and Christmas, I always think about cactuses and Christmas. So, I just wrapped around some lights around my cactus, and I was thinking about Christmas.", said Andrea, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was two years old. Doctors told her that her cancer had spread to more than 83% of her body, after three rounds of chemotherapy. She is now in remission, and continues to receive ongoing care.

Andrea said making the cards and reading other patients cards helped her realize she's not on her own, when it comes to the road to recovery.

"A lot of kids need a smile, and when I receive one of these cards, I'll always be like, 'I'm not the only one'," said Andrea. "There's a lot of other kids".

The cards are available at the Phoenix Children's Hospital gift shop, and several other locations.

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