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Donated 'Princess Chair' Brings Joy To Lyndhurst Girl With Rare Syndrome

Gia chills out in her donated stroller. Photo Credit: Facebook
Gianna with Jeff Leider of Elmwood Park. Photo Credit: Let Them Be Little X2 Foundation Facebook
Gia Cruz kissed the Tilt In Space Rodeo poster given to her two months ago by Jeff Leider every night before bed until she got her stroller. Photo Credit: Facebook
Gia Cruz gives her "Princess Stroller" a hug. Photo Credit: Facebook

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- The Let Them Be Little X2 Foundation of Elmwood Park donated a custom-made stroller to a Lyndhurst girl with special needs.

The $4,000 stroller was given to Gianna Cruz — who has 22q 11.2 Deletion Syndrome, CBS2 reported.

The syndrome is caused by a missing part of one of the body's 46 chromosomes affects every organ in her body, CBS2 said.

“When I saw Gianna cramped in that stroller — so uncomfortable for that little girl — I had to do something,” Jeff Leider, the founding operator of Let Them Be Little X2, told CBS2.

Leider launched the organization in 2010 after his two sons, — Jason and Justin — were diagnosed with Hunter Syndrome.

Gia, 12, has already endured 26 surgeries and undergoes daily procedures, CBS2 reported.

The pink stroller — that Gia calls her "princess chair" — was donated in early December and makes daily outings possible, CBS2 said.

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