Corrections Dept. rings in Christmas in July at children’s hospital

Posted: Updated:
STONY BROOK -

It was "Christmas in July" at Stony Brook University Children's Hospital today.

Santa paid a visit to patients today and brought lots of gifts, including Nintendo systems and an Amazon Kindle. The event was coordinated by the Suffolk Corrections Department.

MORE: Extended video of 'Christmas in July'

"Someone who is a two-time cancer survivor like myself, I know it's very important especially for young children who are battling any type of cancer to try to bring some joy and some enjoyment into their life,” said Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.

The toys were collected over the last few months in honor of a young patient who passed away of cancer.

  • SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Just Married on Long Island

    Just Married on Long Island

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

  • Dog Day Fridays for September 21

    Dog Day Fridays for September 21

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-09-21 11:55:31 GMT
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.
    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or jakesrescueranch@gmail.com.

  • Guide: Long Island Breweries

    Guide: Long Island Breweries

    Brewery GuideBrewery Guide

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the island for beer-lovers to visit.

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the island for beer-lovers to visit.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."