Cyndal Todd’s life has been something of a Cinderella story. When she was a baby and young girl, her family faced considerable hardships.
Today the 26-year-old is a paralegal, actress, and law-school student, who was crowned Miss New England Perfect 2012.
When she looks back upon her life, Todd recalls how Globe Santa played an important role in keeping up the spirits of her and her brothers through tough times. Now she wants to help Globe Santa help kids the way he helped her.
Todd was just a baby when her parents first appealed to Globe Santa in 1986 for help in bringing Christmas morning joy to their three children.
Her father, a construction worker, had recently broken his back when he fell off a roof. With the loss of his income and his mounting medical bills, the East Boston family was living on the little that her mother made as a waitress, and money for Christmas toys was not in their budget.
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