Luke’s holiday toy drive ends with 200 toys, $750 raised for the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Luke Nelson may only be seven-years-old (he turns eight on Dec. 26), but his spirit of giving back just made Christmas a whole lot brighter for sick children and their families living in North Texas.


A holiday toy drive held in Luke’s honor raised $750 and 200 toys for the Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House.


“We are so grateful for Luke’s heart and how badly he wanted to do this in honor of all the months our family lived at the house during his cancer treatments,” Luke’s mother Mia Nelson told Beneath the Surface News.


The family will deliver the toys on Monday evening. The money will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House’s meal program.


Luke has been cancer free for three years, but during his treatment at Cook Children’s Medical Center, the family spent months at a time at the Ronald McDonald House.

“Since Luke’s been cancer free, we’ve made it our mission to give back as much as possible,” Mia said. “We lived at the house for almost 18 months while he was in treatment and it was a saving grace for us to be able to stay together as a family.”


Merry Christmas!