The parents of one Evansville boy share their appreciation our annual 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive with one simple photo.

Dylan Fetscher is currently spending time in one Evansville-area hospital to have a second surgery on his wrist after breaking it last week, and like any kid in the hospital, I'm sure he'd love nothing more than to be anywhere but there. Fortunately for Dylan, your efforts to help us fill last year's 53-foot trailer full of toys allowed the hospital staff to make his stay a little more bearable.

911 Gives Hope board member and Evansville Police Chief, Billy Bolin, passed along the following photo from Dylan's parents in a text message to me and others involved in the annual toy drive.

(Fetscher Family)

Along with the photo, Dylan's mother passed along the following message:

Wanted to send a big thanks to the 911 Gives Hope folks. Dylan broke his wrist last week and he had to have a second surgery today to reset it. I know he is going to be so excited when he wakes up and sees the toys he gets to take home for being so brave...

For those of us involved in the set up, tear down, and everything in between of the annual toy drive, this photo and message is THE reason we put this together each and every year. We know the toys go to kids in the hospitals each and every year, but to physically see it in action warms the heart.

We'll be asking for your help again soon as our eighth annual 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive with Henderson Chevrolet is coming up December 2-4 at the east side Walmart in Evansville. If you're already putting together your holiday shopping list, we'd greatly appreciate it if you added an extra toy or two to that list and drop it off to us as we look to fill the 53-foot trailer once again. Thanks to you, we haven't failed yet, and I don't suspect this year will be any different.

And Dylan, if you're reading this, get well soon buddy!