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8-year-old donates birthday money to hospital

Posted at 9:29 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 22:29:50-05

TEMPLE, TX — A Central Texas girl is proving your size doesn't matter when it comes to making a difference.

8-year-old Kimberlee Smith decided to pass up on toys and gifts for her birthday this year. Instead she collected money to give back to an organization of her choice.

"I said right away I want to donate it to the Children's Hospital," said Kimberlee.

She even took money from her own piggy bank.

Friday morning she brought her gift to Baylor Scott & White.

"Cause I've always wanted to be a nurse, so I was glad that I got to meet some of the nurses here and the president of the hospital," said Kimberlee.

Kimberly's mom said their family is no stranger to the pediatric unit

"Kimberlee was extremely sick, to the point where we were very scared. We just wanted to give back, even if it's something small," said Kimberlee's mom, Lindsey Smith.

Kimberlee even crafted cards to give to up kids in the hospital.

While Kimberlee presented the hospital with her donation, multiple hospital executives matched her donation.

President of Baylor Scott & White, Glenn Robinson, said the nurse recruiter took down Kimberlee's contact information to help encourage her to go through nursing school.