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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An 11-year old Santa walked the halls of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Tuesday bringing Christmas cheer to kids who could use something to smile about.

Kayla Quimbley decided to do something nice for kids in need of a kind gesture this holiday season. She told her parents she wanted to collect money to buy toys for children in the hospital. They helped her work out an agreement with Phoebe's pediatric wing, and Tuesday Quimbley passed out the fruits of her labor.

"It's delight when you can do something from somebody else and not be self centered around yourself. Take the time out of your life to do something for somebody else," said Kayla Quimbley.

Quimbley hoped to raise a $100.00 to buy toys. Thanks to family and New Salem and Arcadia Baptist Churches, she more than doubled her goal. Quimbley picked out all the toys herself and Tuesday said she was happy she could make others smile.


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