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Young Mayo Clinic patients get an uplifting surprise

Child with an elf on the shelf balloon
Ballons at Mayo Clinic Children's Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX47) -- As we get a festive coating of fresh snow outside, patients at Mayo Clinic Children's Center are getting some special fun indoors.

Hy-Vee's Balloon Brigade stopped by the hospital Monday morning. Staff members had a big delivery to make: 700 foil balloons, all purchased by customers of Hy-Vee. We were invited to be there as the kids got a colorful surprise.

The balloons are part of 2,000 in all that will be delivered to places that include the Ronald McDonald House and the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

The campaign continues at Hy-Vee stores through Dec. 15.

Jess Abrahamson

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