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St. Martin student's toy drive reaches Afghanistan

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Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Latack's eight-year-old son, Tyler, collected more than 800 stuffed animals after hearing how so many children in Afghanistan needed something to comfort them as they heal. Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Latack's eight-year-old son, Tyler, collected more than 800 stuffed animals after hearing how so many children in Afghanistan needed something to comfort them as they heal.
Tyler Latack told WLOX News earlier this month, "The kids that are in Afghanistan where my dad is, they don't have any stuffed animals to hold on, and that's why we're collecting them." Tyler Latack told WLOX News earlier this month, "The kids that are in Afghanistan where my dad is, they don't have any stuffed animals to hold on, and that's why we're collecting them."

 

Remember the St. Martin third grader who headed-up a drive to collect stuffed animals to send to sick children Afghanistan? Good news! Half of the toys have reached their destination.

Check out this picture of Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Latack holding up a sign that says "Thank you so much."
   
Latack is a doctor who is stationed at an Air Force Base in Afghanistan. His son, eight-year-old Tyler, is a gifted student at St. Martin East Elementary.

Tyler collected more than 800 stuffed animals after hearing how so many children in Afghanistan needed something to comfort them as they heal.

Editor's Note: To see our original story on Tyler's toy drive, visit http://www.wlox.com/story/20047971/st-martin-third-grader-collecting-gifts-for-afghan-children  

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