Woodfern Elementary School third grader Owen Boccassino was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2018.
While receiving treatment at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, he became aware that toys and games could only be given out for one-time use because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Since supplies were low, he created an Amazon Wish List of toys and art supplies that he shared with friends and family in December.
Owen received more than $2,500 worth of toys, games and crafts that will be given to children in the inpatient and emergency room areas.
He was recently honored by the Hillsborough Township Committee.