Phoenix-area boy donates supplies to foster children in Tuba City

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TUBA CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Twelve-year-old Chance Peterson spent much of his life in and out of Phoenix Children's Hospital battling a rare kidney disease. Now, he's helping others.

With the help of non-profit Arizona Helping Hands, Peterson and his new foundation, Giving Chances, donated some much-needed supplies to foster kids in Tuba City. 

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"I started this from a friend at PCH who was a Navajo foster child," Chance said.

We caught up with Chance a few days ago as he prepared for the trip. 

"I've been collecting clothes, food, jackets and stuff from school, lost and founds and other people," Chance said.

Arizona Helping Hands donated cribs and beds. A crew of volunteers also made the 4-hour drive to Tuba City.

"It's exciting to know how many people want to help other people," Chance said. "It feels good to help people. They helped me so I decided to help others."

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Lindsey returned to the Valley in 2010 after covering border and immigration issues in El Paso, TX. While in El Paso she investigated public corruption, uncovered poor business practices, and routinely reported on the violence across the border.

Lindsey feels honored to have several awards under her belt, including a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award, Hearst Journalist Award, and several National Broadcast Education Association Awards.

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