Special gift inspires girl to pay it forward

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HUGO, Okla. (KXII) -- "Because I wanted to bless other people the way I've been blessed," said 6-year-old Brinley Williams.

She has been in and out of hospitals for kidney problems her whole life.

"Well they said if I could swallow a pill that I would get this doll," said Brinley.

Hospital staff gave her an American Girl doll to encourage her to learn to swallow pills, so she could take her medicine at home.

"She was at church and they were talking about tenfold in the Bible," said Kristen, Brinley's Mom.

The gift inspired Brinley to give ten dolls to kids at the hospital.

"A few days after, when I got out of the hospital I wanted to give back," said Brinley.

She got to work, holding a fundraiser at a local restaurant to raise money for the dolls, all 15 of them.

"They said they would love to have Brinley there and so on a Tuesday night she waitressed and raised the $1500," said Kristen.

Brinley is no stranger to hard work or hard times.

"She never was not smiling, through sickness and everything," said Toby Williams, Brinley's dad.

"It's just been a really tough road for her and so for her to have the heart to just want to give back after all of that is just amazing for us as parents to see," said Kristen.

Now, Brinley's focus is on presenting the 15 kids with the dolls later this month.

"It's going to be really exciting for them and it's going to be really exciting for me.," said Brinley.

She hopes it inspires them to give back like, she does.

"I hope they learn that giving other things to people is the right thing," said Brinley.

And she's not stopping at tenfold.

"No, 20," said Brinley.

Her parents say Brinley's faith is inspiring them to keep the project going.

"God can heal all and she's a walking miracle for that," said Kristen.