A fifth-grader in St. Louis has a novel idea about how to help patients fighting cancer in honor of her late aunt.
Madeline Domian, 10, has already put together 50 kits to help children deal with cancer treatments. She told ABC News she wanted to help after her Aunt Kathy, or "Katiedo," was diagnosed with cancer -- first selling cookies to donate funds to the American Cancer Society.
"When she died, I thought I should do something bigger," Madeline said. "I thought, all kids want to do is be happy and I wanted to let them be happy when they go through their treatment."
Madeline then came up with the "Katiedo Kare Kits 4 Kids" idea as a way to honor her aunt. She said she remembered visiting her aunt in the hospital and knew that cancer treatment is difficult for a patient to go through.
"It’s really cool to see that I could help other people by making kits for kids with cancer," Madeline said. "I think it's going to make a lot of kids smile."
Madeline's mother, Michelle Domian, said she was excited to hear about Madeline's plan.
"I was very touched and she actually approached the school first," Domian said. "She said, 'I have a meeting set up with the principal.'"
Each packet has plenty of kid-friendly items, like a stuffed animal, coloring book and twisty straws.
Madeline and her schoolmates made 50 kits for the first round, which will be dropped off at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
"All kids want to do is be happy, be with friends, play, so I wanted to make little kits to make them feel happy so that they feel better," Madeline said.