SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The hospital is not a place any child wants to be, but one local group is working hard to make that stay the best it possibly can be.
"Our mission, honestly, is just simply to brighten the lives of the children and their families who are staying in the hospital and that could be an extended length of time," said The Next Generation President Jamie Lane.
For the past six years, Next Generation has been doing that in big ways and small. The non-profit - founded to benefit the Children's Hospital at Memorial - held its "Make it Happen" Friend drive this week.
Those friends play an important part in helping sick kids.
"Hospital rooms are made for adults and here we are just trying to make the everyday lives of a child who has to be here in the hospital just a little bit better," said Lane.
Funds raised through Next Generation events have a done a lot for Children's Hospital's precious patients - from purchasing new medical equipment to buying video gaming systems and books - all to make a difficult time a little less difficult.
"As a doctor I know that medicine can only do so much it is really the support that you have and everybody there surrounding you and the help that you have surrounding you," said Dr. Yael Elfassy, Next Generation Supporter.
"Everything we do, every money we raise goes directly back to the families who are at Children's hospital," said Lane.
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