More than 28,000 families have written to Globe Santa seeking his help providing gifts for their children and among them are many fathers raising children on their own.
One father wrote that he has full custody of his 6-year-old son because the boy was abused by his mother when he was an infant. To this day, the father wrote, “the boy’s mother has no involvement with the family.’’
“My son is doing very well and does not have any memory of the incident,” his father wrote. “But he was brutally tortured five years ago while in his mother’s care and hasn’t seen her since.”
He goes on to write that the family also includes the boy’s 14-year-old sister, “and the three have formed a powerful bond — one built on love and support.”
“We are a happy family despite our financial troubles, because I teach my children that there are more important things in life than material possessions, like family,” he told Globe Santa.
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