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Two boys have suffered tremendous losses

Virtually every letter Globe Santa receives each year is asking for his assistance in providing gifts for children in a family that has been hit by financial hard times or a tragic death or accident.

The theme of each of the thousands of letters processed reflects some sort of a tragedy or a hard luck situation, like parents losing their jobs or a home that has been hit by fire and they have lost most of their personal possessions.

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