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Kamrin Eischen, a fifth grader at East Syracuse Elementary School, organized an effort to raise almost $700 to stuff more than 70 Build-A-Bears, which were donated to children in need this Christmas.

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East Syracuse fifth grader donates Build-A-Bears to children in need

When Kamrin Eischen had to go the hospital for surgery last summer, he was scared – until he received a Build-A-Bear on his hospital bed, and he immediately felt a little less nervous. “I was kind of scared, and then when I saw the bear, it made me a little less scared - a little happier,” Eischen said. “And I thought since I liked it, other kids would like it too.”

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