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Operation Jammies exceeds goal; delivering pajamas to patients at children's hospital

Photo courtesy Megan Greer Guodace (via Facebook) Photo courtesy Megan Greer Guodace (via Facebook)
Photo courtesy Megan Greer Guodace (via Facebook) Photo courtesy Megan Greer Guodace (via Facebook)

Updated April 30, 2013:  Earlier this month we told you about Operation Jammies, a project started by eight year old Easton Murdock and his family as a way to give pairs of pajamas to sick children.

Murdock has been battling cancer for three years and after seeing other kids without pajamas at Children's Mercy Hospital his family decided donating the pj's would be an easy way to help inspire hope in the patients.

Today we learned that Operation Jammies exceeded their goal of collecting 400 pairs of pajamas.  450 jammies were donated within four weeks and the family is now heading to St. Louis with 13 totes of jammies.

Posted April 18, 2013:  Eight year old Easton Murdock is just like any other kid.  You would never know he's been battling cancer for three years.

Easton and his family travel to Children's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatments and after an encounter with a child patient like himself they brought a project back to Joplin.

"It's never easy being in a children's hospital with sick children," says Easton's mom, Megan Guodace.  "My daughter actually asked her where her jammies were, because Easton, we always pack his and she said she didn't have any."

Not only did the other patient not have pajamas, her parents were unable to be at the hospital.

"We had decided before Easton was discharged we were going to get her some pajamas and when we took it in it was like Christmas to her," says Guodace.

Now they've launched Operation Jammies with the hope of delivering at least 400 pairs of pajamas to sick children.

But Easton needs your help.  They're taking all sizes, infants to adults, and all pajamas have to be new with tags.

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, between, 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 524 Main Street in Joplin or 2302 Fairlawn Ave. in Carthage.

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