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Jarrett's Joy Cart spreading cheer once again

Posted at 8:52 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 08:52:16-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A little Christmas joy came early on Monday at the Kentucky Children's Hospital.

Jarrett's Joy Cart helped the patients turn the tables and give gifts to their family.

The program is named after Jarrett Mynear, who was diagnosed with cancer six times over 11 years. He began giving toys to other patients until his death in 2002.

Each patient gets to browse the selection of the Joy Cart's Holiday Store, then give the items to the loved ones who support them through sickness, just like Jarrett's mother, Jennifer, said he would have wanted.

"There are a lot of families coming from very far away that are leaving loved ones, that are leaving friends, all kinds of things," said Jennifer Mynear. "And he always worried about the opportunities that they were missing out on. So that's when he, at age 9, he came up with the idea of the Joy Cart."

If you would like to help keep the program running strong, you can click here to find different ways to donate.