BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Children battling cancer at Roswell were surprised Wednesday to receive electronic gifts that are all theirs to keep.
Les Friendman is the man who made it all happen. Before his 19-year-old son Michael died from cancer, the teen started the Mikey’s Way Foundation with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Friendman says Michael was stuck in a hospital for months at a time and saw a need for cellphones, iPads and laptops to keep patients connected. Now Friendman carries on what his son started by giving back to hospitals around the country, including Roswell several times a year.
The Mikey’s Way Foundation continues to help sick kids through private donations.