MUNCY — Several years ago, as Aly Creasy was being treated in a local hospital emergency room due to stomach pain, her grandmother gave her a stuffed monkey to help provide comfort.

“I named him Jack,” said Creasy, an 11-year-old from Muncy. “He made me feel better.”

Staff writer Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 or email kevin@standard-journal.com.

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