Dear Santa, I know you’re super busy. Heaven knows, you have approximately 1.9 billion children in the world to worry about. But I wanted to bring a few kids to your attention. If you have time.
First off, please help Sophie (13), who is losing her hearing. Right now, her mother is taking her to UF Health Shands Hospital, in Gainesville, Florida. And everyone is worried.
Sophie’s mother is Deaf, and uses Cochlear implants. The deafness is a genetic issue, and now Sophie is going through hearing problems. Sophie’s mother writes:
“Would you please pray that doctors can stop Sophie’s hearing loss and even restore what’s been lost?”
If anyone can help her, you can, Santa. And when you’re finished helping her, please help Jayden (15).
Jayden’s lungs are giving him problems. The doctors aren’t giving him a good prognosis. In fact, they’re giving him bad news.
“I just want to be a normal kid,” he writes to me. “I just want to breathe normal again.”
Visit Jayden, will you Santa? Give him special attention. And if you have time
after that, please help Kirsten (12). Kirsten’s mother has never married, Santa, because her mother has been taking care of Kirsten’s ailing grandmother for many years.
“After my grandma’s stroke, my mom and me moved into the house, and my mom dropped out of college, and all she does is take care of Grandma.”
Kirsten’s mother has accompanied her grandmother for every bathroom break, administered every shower, and tucked her mother into bed every night.
As a result, Kirsten’s mom has never lived a life of her own.
“Please pray for my mom to have a good Christmas, she deserves it.”
So if you’re reading this, Santa, help her. And when you’re through helping Kirsten’s mom, please send some love to my friend Mason.
Mason is 24, living in Hoboken, New Jersey. He might not be a kid, Santa, but…