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Duggan seventh-graders pay special visit to Ronald McDonald House

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Kids at Springfield's Ronald McDonald House got a special visit from more than a dozen seventh-graders from Duggan Middle School on Friday.

The Ronald McDonald House helps give support and housing so families can stay together while their kids are hospitalized, or going through special medical treatments.

During Friday's visit, the students brought new toys and crafts to give the kids, which they bought from money raised through a bake sale.

The Duggan students helped put the new toys to good use by making crafts and playing games with the kids.

Alejandra Bermudez was the seventh-grader responsible for dreaming up the visit, which was part of a community service project at the school.

Bermudez told CBS 3 that her 10-year-old younger sister had stayed at a Ronald McDonald House before she died of leukemia, and she said she enjoyed helping kids, like her sister, who are there now.

"It feels really good to have time with the kids and help. It feels really good. I just hope these kids get better ... hope they have a good life after ... just be normal," said Bermudez.

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