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.
But for children with serious medical conditions, Christmas morning can represent a brief respite from difficult and often painful daily struggles.
With that in mind, the home care nurse for a 4-year-old boy wrote to Globe Santa on behalf of the boy’s mother, saying that while the child has numerous conditions that severely limit his abilities, he is fully able to understand and celebrate Christmas.
The boy lives with his mother in a one-bedroom apartment south of Boston. He cannot walk, so he must be carried up a flight of stairs to the street level of the building before being helped into his wheelchair, the nurse wrote.
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