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Children’s health issues add to 2 single mothers’ holiday struggles

The excitement in a child’s eyes when he or she finds presents under the family tree on Christmas morning is unmistakable: In that one moment, at least, all their cares seem to be forgotten.

For many children, that moment is an annual ritual that takes place amid an ­already busy schedule, one filled with school, sports, Scouts, or other activities.

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