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Montana Tech & Highlands College Collects Pajamas

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For the month of October, Montana Tech University and Highlands College collected pajamas for children.

They collected the pajamas to donate to kids who suffer from what's known as Craniosynostosis, a condition where one or more joints in an infant's skull close prematurely, preventing brain development.

"The kids that have the surgery, their heads swell after the surgery, so they can't put a shirt on over their heads," said Alicia Morely. "These pajamas either snap or zip and it's easier to put them on."

Alicia Morley is a student at Highlands College.

She has a two year-old boy who will be having his sixth surgery at the end of this year because of Craniosynostosis.

"I was not prepared for how swollen his head was going to be, so I wouldn't have had anything for him to wear," Morely said.

Alicia went to the student council for help with the idea of starting a school wide pajama drive.

Soon posters were up and an email was sent to students asking for donations.

"It's very cool that we were able to for one, be aware of the cause of the cranio babies," said Franklyn Montesdeoca. "It's really cool that the student body was able to get together and bring in pajamas and stuff like that."

The school collected a total of 63 pairs of pajamas.

The clothes will be donated to the Cranio Care Bears organization and distributed to children in need throughout the world.

"It will be really nice to know that other families will have the help, because we were kind of in a bad spot when we didn't have enough for him to wear after his surgery," Morely said.

Although the pajama is over, Alicia says she is still accepting donations.

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