Elana Koenig and her sister, Sabrina, delivered 150 Valentine's gifts to patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Monday. That's where she was treated for Ewing's Sarcoma four years ago. Elana founded her own Foundation to help families going through the same disease. The gifts included chocolates for patients going through chemo who have lost their sense of taste. There were also socks to replace their old hospital ones and other carefully curated surprises.
I hope that they feel loved. I hope that they feel amazing,” Elana said. "Whenever I got gifts in the hospital, I felt like 'Wow. Someone took the time out of their day to do this for me. So I feel loved.’”
Elana and her family also brought Valentine's gifts to the Ronald McDonald House. To learn more about the organization, head to https://thekccf.org/.