Boy, 8, donates $8K to a Chicago area children's hospital

CHICAGO -- An 8-year-old boy made a big donation to Lurie Children's Hospital Monday.

Wyatt Hare raised $8,000 through a coin drive as part of a passion project assigned to his 3rd grade class at Cossitt Avenue School in La Grange.

He presented the check to the doctor who treated him for cancer.

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"I had a brain tumor two years ago, so I decided to do this," he said.

The coin drive lasted a week. His original goal was $500, but he surpassed it several times over. The full amount of $8,099.13 is being donated to Pediatric Brain Tumor Program Research.
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