Colorado teen gets national recognition for helping children with cancer

STRASBURG, Colo. — When 16-year-old Daniel Alvarado’s brother, Diego, was diagnosed with leukemia 10 years ago, he started a GoFundMe page to raise money for toys to help Diego feel better.

Now, that crowdfunding effort has expanded to help other kids with cancer, and has gained national attention for Daniel.

“Some of my favorite memories with Diego are when we would go downstairs in the house and press every button on every toy that made a noise just to annoy my mom and laugh,” Daniel wrote on his GoFundMe page.  “Those toys brought us so many smiles, even during the tough times, and I want to bring even more smiles to children’s faces.”

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