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Single mother of 4 wants the thrill of presents for children

In what was perhaps the most courageous decision the mother of four had ever made, she mustered the strength a few years a go to escape a 15-year marriage that had been riddled with abuse.

Although living free from fear has been a blessing, she wrote in a letter to Globe Santa this year, it has also left her with the daunting task of trying to rebuild her life while caring for her four young children alone.

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