Girls donate toys to sick kids in sister's memory

December 23, 2011 4:16:32 PM PST
Two girls honored the memory of their late sister Friday with a large donation of toys for children who will spend Christmas in the hospital.

The Kursten sisters brought dozens of boxes filled with gifts to Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn. About 70 kids will be in the facility through the holiday.

For the Kurstens, it was a way of giving back for the support they got when their sister Paige died after a car crash last year.

"We decided when she passed away that we would donate her organs so the best thing we can do is donate toys when she gave something so much better by donating and saving lives. So this is the least we can do during the Christmas season," said Alexandra Kursten.

The sisters partnered with the Flamini Foundation, a charity that provides gifts for hospitalized children at numerous Chicago-area and northwest Indiana hospitals.