50,000 Valentine's Day cards lift patients' spirits at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Fifty-thousand Valentine's Day cards were delivered to patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (KABC)

Patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday received gifts that made their Valentine's Day somewhat sweeter.

Fourteen-year-old Daijah Brown, hospitalized with severe epileptic seizures, received a delivery of cards filled with sentiments that spoke to her heart. She read one of the inscriptions aloud: "You are a fighter with so much to offer the world."

"Today, love is literally in the air," said child life specialist Carol Kim, adding that the animal-themed were sent in by well-wishers from around the world. "It really promotes positive coping. It helps to build resilience, and I think it really instills just a sense of joy."

The hospital reached an all-time record of 50,000 cards, the result of participation from all 50 states and 27 countries.

For more on the facility's spirit-lifting Valentines, watch the video above.

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