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'Ouchie Box' helps sick kids feel a little better

(NEWS CENTER Maine)-- Being diagnosed with cancer at any age is a life-changing event and Libby Rulman was only 2 when she and her family started their battle. Libby is 5 now and will be two years cancer-free in February. The Rulman family is entering it's 2nd year of the 'Ouchie Box toy drive. The 'Ouchie Box' is located at the Maine Childrens Cancer Program building in Scarborough and any child that comes in for a treatment or check-up can grab a toy from the box on their way out.

"That ouchie toy box got us through a lot of chemo treatments at Maine Children's Cancer Program, it's something that we could get her excited about after her treatment was done. she knew she could pick something, where the box was, and she ran right to it after every treatment" said Libby's mom Sarah.

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The boxes are being dropped off around the community to be filled up and then delivered to MCCP for distribution. Birchwood nursery school, Catalyst for Change-Wear, Foreplay Sports Bar, Amigos Restaurant and Bar, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Dark Harbor Tattoo are the businesses that will have boxes taking donations and Scott's Disposal in Windham will collect toys from all of it's trash customers.

"We received so much support through the community so when we're done, it's nice to give back support to others" said Sarah.

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