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Hospital patients surprised with Valentine's Day cards

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Students from Covington Elementary School in South Sioux City spread a little Valentine's day cheer.

They personalized hundreds of cards for patients at Mercy Medical Center, Friday. Cards were put on breakfast and lunch trays at the hospital.

Employees say they usually only have cards to hand out at Christmas but never on Valentine's Day. "This is the first time that we've received cards for Valentine's Day and it is a special occasion and our patients get to enjoy the day with cards," Patient Food Service Manager Kim McCumber said.

Kayla Hoogland was in a head-on collision Monday and has been in the hospital all week. She says the Valentine's Day card brightened her day. "It just meant a lot that it was from somebody that I didn't know that just went and said, 'hey, I'm caring for you. Happy Valentine's Day,'" Kayla Hoogland said.

Hoogland's classmates from Unity Christian in Orange City, Iowa also sent her some Valentine's Day goodies of  chocolates, flowers, and balloons. She's hoping to get released soon.

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