Six-year-old Brinley Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma, spent several days in the hospital in 2017. While there, she was given an American Girl doll, and it really lifted her spirits. After returning home, she decided every girl in the hospital should get a similar gift, so she started raising money. From a lemonade stand she earned $400. Then she worked in a restaurant owned by a family friend.


After community members learned what Brinley was doing, she raised another $1,500 in tips, enough to buy the dolls, which she will deliver to the hospital in person.