Medway High School senior Samantha Duncan is always thinking of others, especially kids at Boston Children’s Hospital. She raised funds, and donated 87 build-a-bears this year.

Samantha knows the feeling. When she was younger she spent a lot of time at Children’s. She was diagnosed with a chronic digestive problem, and remembers how important a small item like a stuffed animal could be.

This is the second go ‘round for Samantha. Four years ago, when she was in eighth grade, Samantha donated 70 bears. The response was so good, she did it again, putting them together by hand.

“I’m really surprised and thankful, and I hope that it kind of brings awareness and maybe inspires more people to do similar projects and get involved with community service,” said Samantha.

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