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.
“It took hard work and determination to maintain my ability to walk, but I persevered,” she said in her letter to Globe Santa.
She has fought hard to recover enough mobility to continue to be active in her children’s lives, but her 11-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son have taken on the role of caretaker more often than she would ever have imagined.
“I am blessed with two wonderful and helpful children who bring joy to my life every day,” she added.
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