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Missouri girl helps sick kids through art

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STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KFVS) - For any child, spending time inside a hospital can be scary. So, imagine having to do it every day.

That's the reality for a 10-year-old girl from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

But, she's not letting it keep her from helping kids like her.

Since Aly Bauman was 2-years-old she began requiring blood transfusions.

She and her mom spend six hours a day at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

It's routine, but she's found a way to pass the time and is sharing her love with other sick kids.

Aly Bauman is an artist with a big heart and a love for the St. Louis Blues.

Whether it's painting or drawing, you'll probably find her at her kitchen table crafting her next masterpiece.

Aly and her mom began collecting art supplies four years ago to bring to kids at Cardinal Glennon who might be going through treatment like her.

"Whether it's Chemo or an IV in their arm or that finger stick, which no kid likes. It distracts them from their day and puts a smile on their face,” said Connie Bauman, Aly's mom.

Over the years, the donations poured in.

Last year, Aly brought supplies to nearly 500 kids.

This year's goal is to raise more than $10,000 for their campaign and help over 1,000 kids.

"She looks forward to making something out of pipe cleaners or getting glitter clue everywhere,” said Connie Bauman.

Despite her illness, Aly keeps her focus on what makes her happy … and a playoff win. Aly has already raised more than $5,000 for her cause.

If you would like to make a donation, click here.

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