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This Girl Asked For Nothing But Socks For Her Birthday. The Reason Why Is Inspiring.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017  —  By Corinne S.

Sometimes the most generous people among us are those who are suffering themselves or have the least to give. That's why they're so inspiring.

One 12-year-old girl's only wish for her birthday was to helps others. Since she was eight years old, Emma Donkor has been dealing with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Her life definitely hasn't been easy, but she's more concerned about making things easier for the friends she's made at the hospital.

Emma has been a patient at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford for the past four years.

She knows how rough it can be for other children who spend a lot of time in the hospital, so she came up with a great way to brighten up their days and keep their feet warm at the same time.

Taking to Facebook, Emma asked for just one thing for her birthday in August: "silly" sock donations she could give to other hospital patients.

Her wish definitely came true, as she was able to collect over 2,300 pairs. Learn more about this kind and generous little girl below.


What a sweetheart! This hasn't been her only good deed, though. To learn how you can help Emma make a difference in other children's lives, be sure to follow her on Facebook.

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