CLEVELAND (WJW) — Eleven-year-old PJ Ross is giving back to the hospital he spent so much time in, for the sixth year in a row. He donated toys from his toy drive to Rainbow Babies And Children’s Hospital Thursday.

PJ’s parents, Bridget and Peter Ross, say he has had 23 surgeries to fix a rare disorder called craniosynostosis.

With each visit to University Hospitals, PJ became a collector of toys because the hospital staff always had a new one ready for him after surgery. 

Six years ago, the Ross family got the news they had always hoped to receive: PJ was finally healthy.

PJ says he never forgot the time he spent in the hospital and wanted to give back. So, for the past six years, he has held a toy drive at his school every December and then donated to children that are patients at University Hospitals.

PJ’s goal each year is simple: collect as many toys as possible to help kids just like him.