Miss SD Teen USA delivers blankets to Avera Children's Hospital patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Patients at Avera Children's had a very special visitor on Tuesday -- Miss South Dakota Teen USA Shania Knutson.

Wearing her crown and sash, Shania surprised and delivered homemade blankets to some very special little ones.

Since the boys and girls are spending the holidays in the hospital, the gifts were even more special.

"Especially the little babies, just to see the smile on their face and just the joy that it brings from a simple gift," she said.

"The first room we visited was a one year old and she was a little nervous, but then she just kind of broke out in a nice smile to see that someone special was coming and giving a gift just for her," Avera Children's Hospital Life Specialist Twila Perkinson said.

In total, Miss South Dakota Teen USA made 75 blankets to deliver to children in the hospital.