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For these parents, their son’s first year of life was the best gift in the world.

That’s why the couple is celebrating little Archie McDonnell’s birthday by giving back to the people who helped him survive his first critical months after he was born 10 weeks premature in a New Zealand hospital.Abby Grubbs-gives-legos-released-HeroesFoundation

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In lieu of birthday presents, Anne and Deane McDonnell, asked for money to treat the staff at Auckland Hospital.

“We are wanting to give something back to the nurses and doctors, not the unit itself, but to the staff. We would like to be able to give them some money to allow them to do something nice for themselves,” his mother said on their Givealittle fundraising page.

So far, the family has raised more than $3,000 for the hospital staff—she hopes they will use it for food, treats, or anything else that will make them smile.

(READ more at NZ Herald)

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