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Ailing mom seeks gifts for two

Says kids supportive as she recovers from spinal injury

A single mother from a community west of Boston has endured a hard time financially during the past few years, but not because of the nation’s slow economic recovery, she said in a letter to Globe Santa.

The mother said that she had suffered a severe spinal cord injury and has been unable to work. In fact, she wrote, she’s lucky to be able to walk.

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