Holidays can be a tough time for people, especially those who face difficult medical diagnoses, some even terminal.
A lot of the time, one parent has to stay home to care for their child in need, while the other parent works. Due to only one parent working, sometimes they don’t have the means to provide as many gifts for their kids as they would like.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office charity has been working with the community to help these families and give them a Christmas experience that they’ll never forget.
100 families were able to take a train ride from Manatee County to the ‘North Pole,’ where Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to greet them.
Even those in wheelchairs as well as other kids who may have other problems are able to participate, so no one will feel left out.
One of those kids who were able to enjoy this amazing experience was nine-year-old Brody, who had already had open-heart surgery at three months old, due to having a stroke and a rare form of Cerebral Palsy.
Brody described the day as “amazing,” and it’s safe to say that the other families agree.
“It’s just amazing the people that volunteer and get it all done for all these kids to have a happy Christmas, which is sometimes very hard for them,” Jodi Milligan, Brody’s grandmother, told Fox 13 News.
Watch this fun day in the video below: