Santa could never forget the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Last week he made one of his many visits to our kids with his magic mailbox. Stacks and stacks of letters to Santa were left in his magic mailbox for delivery to the elves in the North Pole. Obviously Santa wanted to share some of the letters with us before whisking off in his sled.
Gael, 9 years old, simply wanted to “say hi to Rudolph and the elves.”
Sharleen, 6 years old, is hoping for a Barbie of course…and a dinosaur brother!
Adryelle, 8 years old, has had a really “sweet” year and is looking for some new soccer gear.
Cheyanne, 11 years old, has dreams of being a DJ, but most importantly is filled with love for Santa.
Nicholas, 13 years old, helps remind us that kids at PCH want something different from Santa. This year, Nicholas would like to feel better for Christmas.
We would like to thank our remarkably supportive community for helping to make the holidays as special as possible for our kids. Your donations and volunteer time allows for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to not only add some fun to their holiday season, but your ongoing support helps children like Nicholas get their Christmas wish.
On his special day, Carlos’ nurses also signed a pair of boxing gloves for him to take home. He was lifted up by his mom and dad to ring the bell. His extended family members cheered him on, decked out in their Disney shirts, ready for the trip to follow. They were ready to step out of the ring and back into all that Carlos has to look forward to –a trip to Disney, a new baby brother or sister and NO MORE CHEMO!
Unbreakable. Through it all – the stress, the exhaustion, the worry, the fear — it’s the word that comes most to mind for Annie Lucero. Unbreakable, because in the midst of their shattered dreams for their baby, there was hope. They’ve had to bend, but they’re not broken. But their precious little boy’s heart was. And that’s where their story began.
Last May, 16-year-old Anthony was at a backyard family gathering in Glendale when a massive tree branch suddenly fell and crushed him. His mother Melissa pulled her son out from under the branch. He was unconscious and the left side of his face was completely crushed. She called 911.