This is a tear jerker of a story that I saw on CNN and had to dig it up for you.
When a dying, terminally ill 5-year-old boy made a request to see Santa, one of the nurses at the Hospital knew just who to call.
Eric Schmitt-Matzen’s 300 pound frame and big white beard have made him a favourite to stand in for Santa on many different occasions, “It was a nurse I know at the hospital,” Schmitt-Matzen told the News-Sentinel in Knoxville, Tennessee, “She said there was a very sick 5-year-old boy who wanted to see Santa Claus.”
“I’ve gotten a big response to this,” Venable told CNN. “People have told me that they were crying when they read it, and I tell them that I was crying when I wrote it.”
The boy, sadly, died in his arms. A very sad story. We are happy this young lad got the wish of a lifetime granted before he passed.