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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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Albany trauma specialist say most of the trauma cases they see result from car crashes, and too many of those crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Now they're spreading a message in honor of Trauma Awareness Month.More >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) –We've introduced you to 12-year-old Lottyn Bates of Tifton before. He suffers from a rare neurological disease and knows how lonely it can be at the hospital.
So he's come up with a way to ease loneliness for other sick children. He's collecting Pillow Pets, which he plans to deliver to children Atlanta in hopes of making their stay a little better.
Lottyn says he was inspired after his school nurse told him a story she heard on the radio about a little boy battling Cancer who was collecting pillow pets for children at the hospital. His mom says he wouldn't stop talking about the idea..especially because he knows how lonely it gets.
If you've ever been to the hospital you know its not exactly fun. Four years ago Lottyn was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Giant Axonal Neuropathy, so over the years he's been in and out of the hospital.
But he says his loneliest trip was when he ended up in the ICU. He says with so many restrictions it can be hard, especially not seeing family members and friends.
So that's why he's collecting pillow petHe was inspired by a story his school nurse told him about a boy collecting Pillow Pets for children at the hospital.
He got his own pillow pet for his birthday and now he takes it with him just about everywhere he goes. "Every night I sleep with it," he said.
Not only is it soft and cuddly but its makes him think of home. He hopes can be as comforting for children in the hospital. "I'm hoping they like it as much as I do," he said.
His whole family is helping spread the word, "I'm telling my friends about Pillow Pets and asking them if they would like to support it," said his sister Lily Grace.
He's hoping the community pitches in too because he wants to help as many children as possible,
He hopes to deliver 500 Pillow Pets to children at Scottish Rite towards the end of May.
You can choose from 36 different types of Pillow pets. They cost under $25.00, and you can buy them online or at retail stores such as Walmart