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Kyra's Kisses brings comfort to hospitalized youth


Caitlin Sievers

From left to right: Chelsey Kennedy of SRMC receives a box of toys to help comfort sick kids at the hospital from representatives of Kyra's Kisses Kaila Kuhns, Alex Biberos and Zayden Turja.

Sometimes tragedy can spark generosity.

When 2-year-old Kyra Eads underwent cancer treatment in Denver, she received toys after chemotherapy and radiation. This process helped her get used to the treatments, said Eads' mother Kaila Kuhns.

Kuhns was inspired to create her charity, Kyra's Kisses by how much this small reward comforted her daughter. Kuhns founded the charity, which provides new toys to local hospitals in February.

"It's been amazing," Kuhns said. "We've had nurses call and thank me for doing this."

Kyra's Kisses began with an initial delivery of toys to Regional West Medi...

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