Par­ents of kids with rare med­i­cal con­di­tions ask for hol­i­day help

The Citizens' Voice - - Local - BY DENISE ALLABAUGH STAFF WRITER

Two lo­cal par­ents said their son was born with three rare med­i­cal con­di­tions.

In a let­ter to Val­ley Santa, they did not go into de­tail about his med­i­cal con­di­tions but they said they have been strug­gling with fi­nan­cial is­sues since they found out about his ill­nesses be­fore he was born.

They said they are just happy that he is able to go school like a nor­mal kid and they are grate­ful for Luzerne County Head Start.

They asked for Val­ley Santa’s help so that their son could re­ceive a Christ­mas present.

“It is hum­bling when peo­ple you don’t know want to help and make your fam­ily’s Christ­mas some­thing to re­mem­ber,” they wrote. “We keep say­ing when we are able to, we hope to give back the way we have been given help.”

Their let­ter was one of many sent to Val­ley Santa from fam­i­lies who are un­able to af­ford Christ­mas gifts.

In an­other let­ter, a lo­cal mother said her husband is dis­abled and their daugh­ter has autism. They also just took in an­other child who was in a “bad sit­u­a­tion,” ac­cord­ing to their let­ter.

She asked if Val­ley Santa could pro­vide a Christ­mas present for him.

“We’re try­ing to get him ev­ery­thing he needs and we’re wor­ried we won’t be able to get him Christ­mas pre­sents,” she wrote.

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