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Son, 7, bravely helps mother fight cancer

Of the thousands of letters for assistance pouring into Globe Santa’s mailbox this Christmas season, many are from families with a loved one fighting a life-threatening illness.

And as hard as it can be to lose a job or suffer through months of tight finances due to a down economy, having a family member battling cancer puts all those troubles in perspective. One letter tells of a couple and their 7-year-old son, who have been faced with such problems over the past two years.

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