Nine year-old gives 160 Christmas cards to Mount Nittany Health

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It’s season of giving, and one Coburn nine year-old boy is taking that to heart this Christmas.

For the last two weeks, when Sean Corl and his sisters Hailey and Macy come home from school they make Christmas cards. 

“I just thought that they might be feeling a little bit discouraged and sad, so I wanted to get them something to make them happier,” Sean Corl, 9 years old from Coburn, said.

After all that hard work, Sean gives the cards to the Director of Volunteer Resources at Mount Nittany Health.

Cards will start to be handed out to children this same day.

“This time of year is definitely one where I think we all have our wish list for what we hope to receive, so when I received the phone call  that there was a youngster in our community that was wanting to give back to others, I knew that that was very special,” Meredith Thompson, Director of Volunteer Resources, for Mount Nittany Health, said.
Sean’s grandmother was treated at the hospital for cancer three years ago, before she ended up passing away.  So, giving the Christmas cards to Mount Nittany specifically was a way to say thank you for all the hospital did.

Sean’s mother says she knows “Nanna” would be so proud.

“I’m not sure she’d being saying much of anything, she’d be wanting to cry,” Sarah Ernest, Sean’s Mother, said.

Sean and his sisters want to give Christmas cards to people in need again, next year.

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