Donations bring Christmas to child struck by tragedy

PHILADELPHIA - December 19, 2011

Officer Janeen Jones has been collecting toys and gifts for 7-year-old Kamryn Greer, a child Action News first told you about over the weekend.

Last Thursday, the little girl couldn't wake up her mother so she called 911 just like she was taught, but 44-year-old Michelene Greer died in her sleep.

She suffered from high blood pressure and heart problems.

"I was depending on spending Christmas with my mom and every year she would get me toys, but I don't think this year that's going to happen," said Kamryn.

Officer Jones is determined to give Kamryn a bit of joy during this sad time

"For a 7-year-old girl to lose her mother right before this important day in a child's life its heart wrenching," she said.

Kamryn loves her school De Paul Catholic where she is a second grader. Monday her classmates gave her a card.

The young child now lives with her aunt and uncle.

"You think there's not too many nice people in the world but this proves you wrong," said Marsha Austin, Kamryn's aunt.

Many volunteers have been dropping off gifts and can continue to do so through Wednesday.

Monetary gifts are being taken for tuition and other expenses.

People can go into any Wells Fargo Bank and make a contribution to the "Christmas for Kamryn Fund."

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