‘I wanted to help’: Girl collects thousands of crayons for pediatric hospital

When 7-year-old Ella Tryon was diagnosed with a severe food allergy, the Ohio girl found herself unable to leave her hospital room. According to Today.com, she wanted to color but found that no crayons were available in the hospital play area. That experience is behind the second graders one person crusade. In October Ella delivered more than 13,000 boxes of crayons to her local pediatric hospital, and she has plans to collect thousands more. She started her quest by ask fellow church members and her mom’s Facebook connections to donate crayons and it spread from there. http://on.today.com/2fx3o35