Birthday Donation


Local Girl Donates Birthday Gifts to Winchester Hospital

As her birthday quickly approached, Madilyn Corvi made an unusual decision for a soon-to-be seven-year-old. She did not want any presents. Madilyn Corvi

But she asked her friends if they could still bring her gifts. When they went to the store, Madilyn had one request: to make sure they bought gifts for boys and girls of all ages. Madilyn and her mom, Sue, would then donate them to a local hospital.

“It’s something Madilyn and I came up with together,” Sue Corvi said. “I told her how fortunate she was, that she doesn’t need a lot in life and that there are a lot of people less fortunate than you. That’s when she suggested we have her friends bring presents, but then deliver them to a hospital.”

After moving to Winchester last year, Madilyn, now 10,and Sue continued their three-year tradition and dropped off her birthday presents at Winchester Hospital earlier this year.

“When our pediatric patients see those toys their faces light up,” said Donna Sherrill, director of Maternal Child Health at Winchester Hospital.“To see a young girl like Madilyn give up her birthday presents to make others happy is a special moment.”

Madilyn and her friends donated tic-tac-toe boards, books, board games and other activities for the young patients at Winchester Hospital.

“My friends do a really good job of getting presents,” Madilyn said. “It’s really fun. And it makes me feel good.”

“She wants to give to other people,” said Sue Corvi. “It’s just a nice, generous thing to do and at such a young age. I’m so proud of her.”

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology,pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.To learn more, visit