Boy Brings 1,800 Coloring Books to Kids at L.I. Hospital

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:56 AM EDT
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Jake June, 9, of Long Island brought 1,800 coloring books to children at the Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Monday, his way of giving back.

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Jake June, 9, of Long Island brought 1,800 coloring books to children at the Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Monday, his way of giving back.

A Long Island boy brought 1,800 coloring books to children at the Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Monday -- his way of giving back. 

Jake June, 9, spent some time at the hospital in December, when he was sickened with a stomach virus. He decided to return with coloring books as a way of saying thanks, and raised $300 for the books by holding a bake sale outside his father's business.

"They took care of me, and it's time for me to pay them back," he said. 

"It was just an idea he followed through on, stayed on top of us to make sure he'd follow through," said Jake's father, Scott June. "It's not something we pushed at all. He did it all on his own, and we're very proud." 

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