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Parents of mauled W. Pa. boy renew toy truck drive

November 5, 2013
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into the wild African painted dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium last year are renewing a toy drive in his name.

Elizabeth and Jason Derkosh marked the one-year anniversary of their son Maddox's death on Monday by announcing "Trucks for Maddox" will continue this year.

More than 5,000 toy trucks were donated in the boy's name after he died last November. The family donated the trucks to be distributed to needy children at Christmas.

The family hopes at least 5,000 more trucks will be donated again this year, and has set up a website where people can information on how and where to donate.

Maddox loved to play with toy trucks before he died.



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