Kids Doing Good: Redmond boy spreads holiday cheer with toys

Payton Gregory. (KATU Photo)

A sixth-grader from Redmond traveled all the way to Shriners Hospital in Portland to spread some holiday cheer.

“I’m also a patient at Shriners, and I wanted to give back what I got and stuff,” said 11-year-old Payton Gregory.

Payton has arthrogryposis, a curvature of the joints. He’s been visiting Shriners since he was a baby for regular visits and for several surgeries.

On Wednesday, in an effort to give back, he and his family dropped off about a thousand toys for kids who are forced to stay in the hospital over the holidays.

"We did a fundraiser at my school, where if you want to wear a hat you could bring a dollar or you can bring a toy, and then every dollar that was made came to me to buy more toys. And I got more money when I did a dinner at Shriners … and I bought a lot of toys," he said.

He said his grandmother also purchased a lot of toys.

This was Payton’s second year for the toy fundraiser and he plans to continue to do it in the future.

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