First, the couple, parents of a 7-year-old boy, lost their jobs. Then the mother was diagnosed with cancer. They now largely live week-to-week, she wrote, and the holiday season is especially tough because both mom and dad want to reward their brave little boy. “Most times my husband and I don’t even exchange gifts so we can give everything to our son,” she wrote in her letter to Globe Santa. “We just wish we could do more for him.”
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