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This is a tremendous program and a great gift to the children and parents in the hospital during the holidays. Seeing the look on the children's faces when they see Santa coming their way is enough to melt anyone!
Thank you! Thank you for asking me to volunteer yesterday at Loyola hospital. I was beyond moved to see the transformation of these childrens and parents faces of sadness and pain to the light in their eyes when they saw Santa Claus bustling through the hallways or their hospital room door. You give kids hope and the ability to believe that even for just that moment, things are going to be OK! The teddy bear and the personalized card with their picture with Santa is a beautiful gift that the children or parents can have for a lifetime. "He knows when you are sleeping," is a testament to the love you sprinkle into these kids and young teenagers hearts. When they wake up to see a teddy bear and their picture with Santa, they too, are given a reason to believe and hope. Mark, what you do is indescribable until you actually experience it. I am honored to have been one of Santa's elves! You are and incredible human being and man that I hold in the greatest regard! Thank you again for an outstanding day that I will remember and cherish forever. I wish you and your family the merriest of Christmas's and a very Happy New Year. We have sooo much to be thankful for.
My daughter was diagnosed with a GI disorder and when she saw Santa, she gave him a big smile. This was her first visit with Santa. She is only 10 weeks old but has spent seven of them in the hospital. I just wanted to thank you for doing that for me. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you and Merry Christmas.