RICHMOND, Va. -- Sunday marked the start of a very merry Christmas for several children battling childhood illnesses.
The children at the Ronald McDonald House in Richmond lit up as they unwrapped toys brought to them by Santa.
Little patients at VCU, The Hospitality House, St. Mary's and UVa. all received special gifts this year, thanks to an organization called Mason's Toy Box.
Mason Kassay died three and a half years ago from a rare childhood cancer and his parents started the organization in his name.
This is the fourth year for the event. Mason’s mother, Kelley, looks to donations from businesses to make Mason’s Toy Box possible.
She says the charity event keeps her son's memory alive and helps other children and their families dealing with childhood diseases.