Local truckers surprise kids at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s with gifts

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) On Friday night, some big rigs delivered an even bigger Christmas surprise to a group of sick kids.

For the sixth year in a row, the Pure Country Livestock team rolled up to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s hospital with trucks full of gifts for pediatric patients.

It wasn’t a smooth ride to get there. Two of the trucks got stuck, one broke down and another one was in an accident along the way.

The drivers say nothing was going to stop them from delivering these toys to the kids.

“It was a struggle getting here [Friday], but we still had a handful of them make it, so it was a good time,” said Jeremy Jansen, CEO, Pure Country Livestock.

“Spending time in a hospital, period can be kind of lonely and discouraging for kids. Especially to be hospitalized this time of year, and so to have them come and spread this holiday cheer is absolutely amazing and can change a mood in an instant for a kid,” said Anne Holmes, director of Children’s Miracle Network.

In total, $3,000 to $4,000 worth of gifts were included.

On Friday, about 25 families received presents.

The hospital will continue to hand out presents to the sick children until January 1.

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